Josette Manin

Josette Manin (born 16 March 1950, Le Lamentin) is a French politician on the island of Martinique. She was the last President of the General Council of Martinique, from 31 March 2011 to 31 December 2015, and has been a representative of Martinique's 1st constituency in the National Assembly since 21 June 2017.[1] She was the first woman to be elected President of the General Council and as a deputy for Martinique in the French National Assembly.[2]

Josette Manin
deputy for Martinique's 1st constituency in National Assembly of France
Assumed office
21 June 2017
Preceded byAlfred Marie-Jeanne
President of the General Council of Martinique
In office
31 March 2011 – 31 December 2015
Preceded byClaude Lise
Succeeded byGeneral Council abolished[a]
Personal details
Born (1950-03-16) 16 March 1950 (age 71)
Le Lamentin
Political partyBuild the Martinique Country

CareerEdit

In 1983, Manin joined the Martinican Communist Party and became a militant under Georges Gratiant [fr]. She began her political career the same year, being elected as a municipal councilor in Le Lamentin. When she was reelected in 1995, she joined Pierre-Jean Samot, then the mayor of Le Lamentin, in the Lamentin Horizon 2001 - développement, solidarité, justice project. Three years later, she left the Communist Party and joined Samot's Build the Martinique Country party. In 2001, Manin was elected councilor general in Le Lamentin 3rd Canton Est and assistant mayor of the city.[3]

Presidency of the general councilEdit

In March 2011, Manin was selected to be the President of the General Council candidate for the Ensemble, pour une Martinique nouvelle bloc, composed of the Build the Martinique Country party, Martinican Progressive Party, Franciscan People's Movement, Socialist Federation of Martinique, and theVivre à Schoelcher movement. In the third round of the election process, Manin narrowly defeated Alfred Sinosa, becoming the first female President of the General Council in Martinique, and the second in the Caribbean, to hold the position. She also became the last President, as the French government, in December 2015,[3] merged the regional and general councils for the island into one assembly with the formation of the territorial collective of Martinique.[4]

National AssemblyEdit

In the 2017 legislative election, Manin was elected to the National Assembly to represent Martinique alongside Bruno Nestor Azerot, Serge Letchimy, and Jean-Philippe Nilor.[5]

Manin has spoken in the National Assembly about the plight of West Indies Amerindians poisoned by kepone and criticized the French government for cutting jobs in education on Martinique.[6][7]

FootnotesEdit

  1. ^ The General Council of Martinique was replaced by the Assembly of Martinique, chaired by Claude Lise.

CitationsEdit

  1. ^ "Mme Josette Manin" (in French). National Assembly of France. Archived from the original on 26 September 2017. Retrieved 7 September 2018. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. ^ Ludon, Jean-Philippe (17 June 2017). "BIO Josette Manin, première députée de Martinique". RCI (in French). Archived from the original on 19 October 2017. Retrieved 7 September 2018. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  3. ^ a b "Josette Manin". AZ Martinique (in French). Archived from the original on 16 January 2017. Retrieved 7 September 2018. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  4. ^ Breleur, Anne-Sophie (20 June 2017). "Qui est Josette Manin, première femme élue députée de la Martinique ?". Mediaphore (in French). Retrieved 7 September 2018. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  5. ^ "Résultats législatives 2017 en Martinique : Josette Manin, première femme élue députée de l'île". Le Monde (in French). 19 June 2017. Retrieved 7 September 2018. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  6. ^ "Josette Manin interpelle le gouvernement sur "la lente agonie" des Antillais causée par la chlordécone". France Info (in French). 23 January 2018. Retrieved 7 September 2018. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  7. ^ Daphné, Sullyvan (14 March 2018). "Josette Manin dénonce à l'Assemblée Nationale les suppressions de postes". RCI.fm (in French). Retrieved 7 September 2018. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)

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