Billard, Martine

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Name
Billard, Martine Gender: F
Martine Monique Billard
born on 7 October 1952 at 14:30 (= 2:30 PM )
Place Boulogne Billancourt, France, 48n50, 2e15
Timezone MET h1e (is standard time)
Data source
BC/BR in hand
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Geslain
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_libcol.18.gif 14°13' s_mo.18.gif s_gemcol.18.gif 06°45 Asc.s_capcol.18.gif 10°53'



Martine Billard
photo: David Monniaux, license gfdl

Biography

French politician and a deputy to the National Assembly of France. She is a member of the Parti de Gauche.

In the 1970s, she joined the feminist movement and was active in the pro-choice movement, and against right-wing dictatorships in Latin America.

She joined Les Verts ("the Greens"), the French ecologist party, in 1993. Between 1995 and 2001, she held the position of representative of the twentieth arrondissement on the City Council of Paris. Between 1996 and 1997, she was spokesperson for Les Verts in Paris.

In 1999 and 2000, she was elected to the National Council of Les Verts and became the national spokesperson of the party, and a member of the executive council of Les Verts for economic and social matters.

In 2001, she was a candidate in the elections for the first arrondissement and was defeated by a large margin.

As a candidate of the Gauche unie ("United Left"), she was elected on 16 June 2002 for the twelfth term (2002–07) in the first circonscription of Paris, defeating Jean-François Legaret, mayor of the first arrondissement (and candidate of the UMP). Her victory came as a surprise since she was elected in one of the wealthiest constituencies of Paris, usually a stronghold of the Right. As a matter of fact, she was defeated by a large margin in the first and fourth arrondissements, which have a conservative or liberal majority, but compensated with the left-leaning middle classes of the second and third arrondissements (the so-called "bourgeois bohemians").

In 2005 and 2006, she worked on the DADVSI law project, trying to influence it toward more friendliness for Internet users.

On 8 July 2009 she left the Greens and in December 2009 joined the Left Party.

Link to Wikipedia biography

Source Notes

Didier Geslain archive, 'politique a-f' pdf file, p. 143.

Categories

  • Vocation : Politics : Activist/ feminist
  • Vocation : Politics : Party Affiliation (Greens > Left Party)
  • Vocation : Politics : Public office