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André Chassaigne
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Chassaigne at the Brive-la-Gaillarde Book Fair on 5 November 2010
President of the Democratic and Republican Left group in the National Assembly
Assumed office
21 June 2012
Preceded by Roland Muzeau
Member of the National Assembly
for Puy-de-Dôme's 5th constituency
Assumed office
19 June 2002
Preceded by Maurice Adevah-Pœuf
Mayor of Saint-Amant-Roche-Savine
In office
14 March 1983 – 21 April 2010
Succeeded by François Chassaigne
Personal details
Born (1950-07-02) 2 July 1950 (age 73)
Clermont-Ferrand, France
Political party French Communist Party
Occupation Teacher, principal

André Chassaigne (born 2 July 1950) is a French politician who has presided over the Democratic and Republican Left group in the National Assembly since 2012. A member of the French Communist Party (PCF), he has been the member of the National Assembly for the 5th constituency of the Puy-de-Dôme department since 2002.


A native of Clermont-Ferrand, Chassaigne worked as a middle school principal in Saint-Amant-Roche-Savine from 1981 to 2002. He became deputy mayor in 1977 before assuming the mayorship from 1983, an office he resigned in 2010. He was succeeded by his son François Chassaigne. He also served as the general councillor of Puy-de-Dôme for the canton of Saint-Amant-Roche-Savine from 1979 to 2004 and a regional councillor of Auvergne from 1998 to 2000 and again from 2010 until 2015.

Chassaigne was elected to the National Assembly in 2002. He was the sole Communist to win a constituency previously held by another party that cycle. In 2012, he assumed the presidency of the Democratic and Republican Left group. Chassaigne was ranked as the best member of the National Assembly by the magazine Capital in 2017, for his attendance and implication in parliamentary work. On 12 March 2020, during the COVID-19 pandemic, he announced he had tested positive for COVID-19.

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