Pierre Laurent (politician)
|Member of the French Senate for Paris|
|Assumed office |
20 September 2012
|Preceded by||Nicole Borvo Cohen-Seat|
|Member of the Regional council of Île-de-France|
|National Secretary of the French Communist Party|
|Preceded by||Marie-George Buffet|
|Succeeded by||Fabien Roussel|
|President of the Party of the European Left|
5 December 2010 – 17 December 2016
|Preceded by||Lothar Bisky|
|Succeeded by||Gregor Gysi|
|Born||1 July 1957|
|Alma mater||Pantheon-Sorbonne University|
Pierre Laurent joined the Union of Communist Students (UEC) when he was studying economics in Paris. He was National Secretary of UEC from 1982 to 1985. After graduating with a master's degree in Economics, he became a journalist for L'Humanité. At first specialized in economic issues, he became chief editor in 1999, and managing editor in 2000.
He became a member of the French Communist Party National Council in 2000 (30th congress). He was the main writer of the 33rd Congress resolution in 2009, which he introduced. He was then nominated "national coordinator" (party's number 2), in charge of leading the party's collegial direction. He therefore resigned from L'Humanité.
In 2010, he led the list for the Left Front (together with Alternative citoyenne, les Alternatifs and others) in Île-de-France for the French regional elections. He received 6.55% of the popular vote.
Despite reported financial difficulties, Laurent has collected more than €550,000 in wages within the space of 8 years.
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