Jacqueline Gourault (French: [ʒa.klin ɡu.ʁo] ; born 20 November 1950) is a French politician of the Democratic Movement (MoDem) who has been serving as Minister of Territorial Cohesion and Relations with Local Authorities in the government of Prime Minister Édouard Philippe since 2018.
|Minister of Territorial Cohesion and Relationships with territorial collectivities|
|Assumed office |
16 October 2018
|Prime Minister||Édouard Philippe|
|Preceded by||Jacques Mézard|
|Minister attached to the Minister of the Interior|
21 June 2017 – 16 October 2018
|Prime Minister||Édouard Philippe|
|Member of the Senate of France for Loir-et-Cher|
1 October 2001 – 22 Juillet 2017
|Mayor of La Chaussée-Saint-Victor|
20 March 1989 – 30 March 2014
20 November 1950
Early life and educationEdit
Born Jacqueline Doliveux, she is the daughter of a livestock dealer in Montoire-sur-le-Loir, Martial, his wife Madeleine working with him. Her husband, Gerard, took over the horse breeding of his father. Professor of history and geography, including high school Sainte-Marie de Blois, she entered politics in 1974, during the campaign Valéry Giscard d'Estaing.
Mayor of La Chaussée-Saint-VictorEdit
It was in 1993, during the legislative elections, that Gourault emerged on the departmental political scene by campaigning against Jack Lang, then mayor of Blois. He is reelected with 51.5% of the votes, but it manages to cancel his election by the Constitutional Council, which also condemns him to one year of ineligibility. In the 1994 by-election, the Socialist candidate Michel Fromet, Jack Lang's substitute in 1993, was elected with 59.7% of the vote. In 1997, she returned to the legislative elections and is defeated (46.8%) against Jack Lang.
Member of the Senate of FranceEdit
Gourault led the campaign for Nicolas Perruchot (UDF), who became mayor of the city of Blois, during the municipal elections of 2001. The same year, she was elected, in the first round, member of the Senate of France, representing the Loir-et-Cher department. She is part of the leadership team of the MoDem, officially created on December 1, 2007
She was re-elected Senator in the first round, with 53.25% of the votes, during the senatorial elections of September 2011. In October 2014, Jacqueline Gourault is elected Vice-President of the Senate of France.
Member of the GovernmentEdit
On 12 December 2017, Prime Minister Édouard Philippe entrusted Gourault with the informal function of monitoring the "Corsican file", following the victory of the nationalists in the territorial elections of 2017. In 2018, Philippe mandated her with the mission of opening the dialogue between the local elected officials of the Haut-Rhin and Bas-Rhin to organize the merger of these two departments.
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- "Revision: Jacqueline Gourault, a close friend of François Bayrou appointed to the Ministry of the Interior" (in French). Le Figaro. 21 June 2017. Retrieved 11 August 2017.
- Patrick Roger (12 December 2017). "Jacqueline Gourault named "Madame Corse" of the government" (in French). Le Monde. Retrieved 17 October 2018.
- Alexandre Boudet (3 August 2018). "Jacqueline Gourault, the "Madame Corse" of the government becomes the "Madame Alsace"" (in French). Le HuffPost. Retrieved 17 October 2018.
- Christine Launay (16 October 2018). "Jacqueline Gourault Named Minister of Territorial Cohesion" (in French). France 3. Retrieved 17 October 2018.