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Cécile Duflot
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President of Oxfam France
Assumed office
15 June 2018
Member of the National Assembly
for Paris's 6th constituency
In office
Preceded by Danièle Hoffman-Rispal
Succeeded by Pierre Person
Minister of Territorial Equality and Housing
In office
16 May 2012 – 2 April 2014
President François Hollande
Prime Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault
Preceded by Benoist Apparu
Succeeded by Sylvia Pinel
National Secretary of Europe Ecology – The Greens
In office
16 November 2006 – 30 November 2013
Preceded by Yann Wehrling
Personal details
Born (1975-04-01) 1 April 1975 (age 48)
Villeneuve-Saint-Georges, France
Political party Europe Ecology – The Greens
Children 4
Alma mater Paris Diderot University
ESSEC Business School
Profession Town planner

Cécile Duflot (French pronunciation: [se.sil dy.flo]; born 1 April 1975) is a French former politician. She has been a government minister and political party leader.

She was Minister of Territorial Equality and Housing (French: Ministre de l'Egalité des Territoires et du Logement) in the Ayrault Cabinet. Until June 2012, she was Party Secretary (i.e. leader) of Europe Ecology – The Greens, a position she held from November 2006 and was, with Jean-Luc Bennahmias, the only Green leader to have served two consecutive terms. In May 2012 she announced her resignation from this role.

On 5 April 2018, she announced her departure from politics to lead Oxfam France starting on 15 June.

Personal life

Duflot was born in Villeneuve-Saint-Georges, Val-de-Marne, the eldest daughter of a railway unionist and a physics and chemistry teacher (who was herself also a unionist). Duflot spent her childhood and adolescence in the district of Montereau-Fault-Yonne before returning to her native town, Villeneuve-Saint-Georges, in the early 1990s. She is a town planner by profession, a graduate of the ESSEC Business School (French Business School), and holds a master's degree in geography.

Her first activist commitments were in the Jeunesse ouvrière chrétienne ("Young Christian Workers") and the Ligue pour la protection des oiseaux ("Birds' Protection League").

A divorcée, Cécile Duflot is the mother of three girls and a boy in a step-family. Also, she shared the life of Jean-Vincent Placé, a French Senator and once Secretary of State.

Candidate again

In June 2017 she was for the Green Party a candidate for Parliament. She was eliminated in the first round.

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