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Florence Parly (born 8 May 1963) is a French politician, who is serving as Minister of the Armed Forces in the Second Philippe Government, under President Emmanuel Macron.

Florence Parly
Florence Parly 2017 (cropped).jpg
Minister of the Armed Forces
Assumed office
21 June 2017
Prime MinisterÉdouard Philippe
Preceded bySylvie Goulard
Vice President of the Burgundy Regional Council
In office
2 April 2004 – 16 June 2006
State Secretary for Budget
In office
3 January 2000 – 6 May 2002
Prime MinisterLionel Jospin
Preceded byChristian Sautter
Succeeded byAlain Lambert
Personal details
Born (1963-05-08) 8 May 1963 (age 56)
Boulogne-Billancourt, France
Political partySocialist Party (1995-2005)
Alma materSciences Po
École nationale d'administration

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Early careerEdit

Florence Parly was appointed Secretary of State for the Budget on 3 January 2000 in the Socialist government of Prime Minister Lionel Jospin. In office until 6 May 2002, she seconded Christian Sautter, then Laurent Fabius at the Ministry of Finance.[1][2]

Parly worked at Air France as deputy general director, before moving to become director-general of SNCF Voyageurs until 2017.[3] She also served on the boards of French companies Altran, Ingenico and Zodiac Aerospace.[4]

Minister of the Armed ForcesEdit

 
Florence Parly and Indian Navy Vice Admiral Girish Luthra in 2017

Parly was named Minister of the Armed Forces on 21 June 2017 after Sylvie Goulard was forced to resign due to investigation of her party.[5] Following the nomination, she resigned from all her board positions; and her husband Martin Vial withdrew from his position on the board of Thales Group.[6]

Shortly after taking office, Parly ordered an investigation into allegations brought forward by the satirical weekly Le Canard Enchainé according to which the acting head of the French Air Force allegedly borrowed a Dassault/Dornier Alpha Jet on weekends to fly from his base in Bordeaux to his home in Provence.[7]

French Defense MinisterEdit

Regarding the Iran Nuclear Deal, Parly told BFMTV television that “nothing would be worse than Iran leaving this deal. We absolutely want to keep this agreement alive”.[8]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Kim Willsher (June 21, 2017), Macron appoints new faces to senior roles after four ministers resign The Guardian.
  2. ^ France's Macron Brings Corporate Background to Cabinet Shake-up France's Macron Brings Corporate Background to Cabinet Shake-up Voice of America, June 21, 2017.
  3. ^ Romain Herreros Journaliste politique (17 February 2013). "Qui est Florence Parly, la nouvelle ministre des Armées?". Huffingtonpost.fr. Retrieved 22 June 2017.
  4. ^ Matthieu Protard and Mathieu Rosemain (June 26, 2017), Head of French state holding agency asks to be replaced at Thales board Reuters.
  5. ^ Press, Associated. "French President Macron has named former executive Florence Parly as defense chief in government reshuffle". The Washington Post. Retrieved 22 June 2017.
  6. ^ Matthieu Protard and Mathieu Rosemain (June 26, 2017), Head of French state holding agency asks to be replaced at Thales board Reuters.
  7. ^ Rory Mulholland (June 28, 2017), French air force commander under investigation for allegedly using fighter jet to fly to Provence home Daily Telegraph.
  8. ^ https://www.apnews.com/32ee12070bc44a71936e5eb8331fba0e
Political offices
Preceded by
Sylvie Goulard
Minister of the Armed Forces
2017–present
Incumbent

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