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Carole Delga
Carole Delga in 2013
President of the Regional Council of Occitania
Assumed office
4 January 2016
Preceded by creation of the region
Member of the National Assembly
for Haute-Garonne's 8th constituency
In office
20 June 2012 – 20 June 2017
Substitute Joël Aviragnet (2014–2015)
Preceded by Jean-Louis Idiart
Succeeded by Joël Aviragnet
Personal details
Born (1971-08-19) 19 August 1971 (age 52)
Toulouse, France
Citizenship French
Political party Socialist Party
Alma mater Toulouse 1 University Capitole

Carole Delga (born 19 August 1971) is a French politician of the Socialist Party (PS) who has been serving as the President of the Regional Council of Occitania since 2016.

Political career

Delga has been a member of the Socialist Party since 2004.

Member of the National Assembly, 2012–2017

From 2012 until 2017, Delga was a member of the National Assembly, where she served on the Finance Committee (2012–2014) and the Defence Committee (2015–2017).

In 2014, Delga briefly served as Secretary of State for Trade, Crafts, Consumer and Social Economy and Solidarity under Minister of Finance and Public Accounts Michel Sapin in the government of Prime Minister Manuel Valls; she replaced Valérie Fourneyron who had resigned for health reasons. In June 2015, she left the government to launch her campaign for regional elections; she was replaced by Martine Pinville.

President of Occitanie, 2016–present

Ahead of the Socialist Party's 2017 primaries, Delta publicly endorsed Manuel Valls as the party's candidate for the presidential election later that year. Since 2017, she has been part of the party's leadership.

Delga was re-elected in the 2021 French regional elections. Shortly after, she was also elected as president of Régions de France, a group representing the regions of France; it was the first time since 2016 that the association was led by a left-wing personality, and for the first time by a woman.

Ahead of the 2022 presidential election, Delga endorsed Anne Hidalgo as the Socialist Party’s candidate. In 2023, she publicly endorsed Nicolas Mayer-Rossignol as candidate to challenge Olivier Faure for the party's leadership.

Political positions

Delga is a critic of the New Ecological and Social People's Union.

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