François Patriat

François Patriat (born 21 March 1943 in Semur-en-Auxois, Côte-d'Or) is a member of the Senate of France, representing the Côte-d'Or department. He was a member of the Socialist Party from 1974 to 2017 before defecting to La République En Marche!. He currently leads the senate group for La République En Marche!.

François Patriat
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Member of the French Senate for Côte-d'Or
Assumed office
1 October 2008
Leader of the La République En Marche group in the Senate
Assumed office
27 June 2017
Preceded byPosition established
Minister of Agriculture
In office
25 February 2002 – 6 May 2002
PresidentJacques Chirac
Prime MinisterLionel Jospin
Preceded byJean Glavany
Succeeded byHervé Gaymard
Personal details
Born (1943-03-21) 21 March 1943 (age 76)
Semur-en-Auxois, France
Political partyLa République En Marche! (2017–present)
Other political
Socialist Party (1974–2017)