Hubert Julien-Laferrière

Hubert Julien-Laferrière (born 27 February 1966) is a French economist and politician. As member of La République En Marche! (REM), he was elected to the National Assembly on 18 June 2017, representing the department of Rhône.[1]

Hubert Julien-Laferrière
Hubert Julien-Laferrière 2012.jpg
Hubert Julien-Laferrière in 2012
Member of the National Assembly
for Rhône's 2nd constituency
Assumed office
21 June 2017
Preceded byPierre-Alain Muet
Mayor of the 9th arrondissement of Lyon
In office
12 April 2014 – 21 July 2017
Preceded byAlain Giordano
Succeeded byBernard Bochard
In office
21 July 2003 – 29 March 2008
Preceded byPierrette Augier
Succeeded byAlain Giordano
Personal details
Born (1966-02-27) 27 February 1966 (age 55)
Boulogne-Billancourt, France
Political partySocialist Party (1980–2017)
La République En Marche! (2017–2020)
Ecology Democracy Solidarity (2020 onwards)
OccupationEconomist

Julien-Laferrière previously served twice as Mayor of the 9th arrondissement of Lyon, from 2003 to 2008 and from 2014 until 2017, as a member of the Socialist Party, which he left to run for Parliament as the REM nominee in the department's 2nd constituency. In May 2020 he left REM to join the new Ecology Democracy Solidarity group.

Political careerEdit

Having previously been affiliated with the Socialist Party, Julien-Laferrière joined LREM in 2017.[2]

In parliament, Julien-Laferrière serves on the Committee on Foreign Affairs.[3] In this capacity, he is the parliament’s rapporteur for the official development assistance (ODA) budget.[4]

In addition to his committee assignments, Julien-Laferrière is a member of the French delegation to the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) and the parliamentary friendship groups with Suriname, Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Burundi, Rwanda, among others.[5]

In light of the 2019–20 French pension reform strike, Julien-Laferrière called for compromise between trade unions and the government.[6] In March 2020, he left LREM after Prime Minister Edouard Philippe announced he would push through the bill by executive decree.[7][8] In May 2020, he was one of the 17 initial members of the new Ecology Democracy Solidarity group in the National Assembly. By June, he and five other ex-LREM deputies announced the establishment of #Nous Demain, a "humanist, ecologist and feminist" political movement.[9]

Also in 2020, Julien-Laferrière joined Sylvie Guillaume, Mounir Satouri and Frédérique Dumas in visiting several refugee camps in northern Syria that hold individuals displaced from the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, including al-Hawl and Roj.[10]

Political positionsEdit

In July 2019, Julien-Laferrière voted in favor of the French ratification of the European Union’s Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) with Canada.[11]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Elections législatives 2017". Ministry of the Interior (in French). Retrieved 19 June 2017.
  2. ^ Aurélie Delmas (24 June 2017), La galaxie Macron sur les bancs de l’Assemblée Libération.
  3. ^ Hubert Julien-Laferrière French National Assembly.
  4. ^ Cécile Barbière (12 February 2018), France unveils plans for 2022 goal Euractiv.
  5. ^ Hubert Julien-Laferrière French National Assembly.
  6. ^ France braces for major rallies, more transport disruptions as pension strike continues France 24, 9 January 2020.
  7. ^ Le groupe LRM perd deux députés, mécontents du recours au 49.3 pour la réforme des retraites Le Monde, 2 March 2020.
  8. ^ French PM faces confidence vote ahead of fresh pension reform protests Radio France Internationale, 3 March 2020.
  9. ^ Le député Aurélien Taché et d'autres ex-Marcheurs créent leur mouvement politique Le Figaro, 28 June 2020.
  10. ^ Paule Gonzalès (2 March 2021), Retour de Syrie: le brûlant dilemme des femmes et des enfants Le Figaro.
  11. ^ Maxime Vaudano (24 July 2019), CETA : qui a voté quoi parmi les députés Le Monde.