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|President of Oxfam France|
15 June 2018
|Member of the National Assembly
for Paris's 6th constituency
|Preceded by||Danièle Hoffman-Rispal|
|Succeeded by||Pierre Person|
|Minister of Territorial Equality and Housing|
16 May 2012 – 2 April 2014
|Prime Minister||Jean-Marc Ayrault|
|Preceded by||Benoist Apparu|
|Succeeded by||Sylvia Pinel|
|National Secretary of Europe Ecology – The Greens|
16 November 2006 – 30 November 2013
|Preceded by||Yann Wehrling|
1 April 1975 |
|Political party||Europe Ecology – The Greens|
|Alma mater||Paris Diderot University
ESSEC Business School
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.
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.
In June 2017 she was for the Green Party a candidate for Parliament. She was eliminated in the first round.
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