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Jean Lassalle
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Lassalle in 2017
Member of the National Assembly
for Pyrénées-Atlantiques's 4th constituency
In office
16 June 2002 – 21 June 2022
Preceded by Michel Inchauspé
Succeeded by Iñaki Echaniz
Mayor of Lourdios-Ichère
In office
26 March 1977 – 16 July 2017
Personal details
Born (1955-05-03) 3 May 1955 (age 67)
Lourdios-Ichère, France
Nationality French
Political party Résistons! (2016–present)
Other political
Union for French Democracy (until 2007)
Democratic Movement (2007–2016)

Jean Lassalle (French pronunciation: [ʒɑ̃ lasal]; Occitan: Joan de Lassala; born 3 May 1955) is a French politician who represented the 4th constituency of the Pyrénées-Atlantiques department in the National Assembly from 2002 to 2022. A former member of the Democratic Movement (MoDem), he was a candidate in the 2017 presidential election, in which he received 435,301 votes (1.21%). Lassalle ran under the banner of Résistons! (RES), a party he founded and has led since he left the MoDem in 2016. In the 2022 presidential election he received 1.3 million votes constituting over 3% of those cast.

Personal life

Lassalle was born in Lourdios-Ichère, Pyrénées-Atlantiques. Son of an Occitan shepherd, he is trained as an agricultural technician but got involved in politics very early, becoming at the age of 21 mayor of his native village.

His son Thibault Lassalle is a rugby union player. He was a member of the French U19 team taking part in the 2006 U19 World Championships in Dubai, in which France reached the semi-final.

On 20 September 2020, Lassalle accidentally parked his car on a level crossing that later obstructed a passenger train, which was reported on by multiple news outlets. He later apologized for the incident, which caused a short train delay.


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