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Richard Ferrand
Échanges avec Richard Ferrand, Président de l'Assemblée nationale, à la Faculté de droit Paris-Est 01 (cropped 2).jpg
Richard Ferrand in 2019
President of the National Assembly
In office
12 September 2018 – 21 June 2022
Preceded by François de Rugy
Succeeded by Yaël Braun-Pivet
President of the La République En Marche! group in the National Assembly
In office
27 June 2017 – 12 September 2018
Preceded by Group established
Succeeded by Gilles Le Gendre
Minister of Territorial Cohesion
In office
17 May 2017 – 19 June 2017
President Emmanuel Macron
Prime Minister Édouard Philippe
Preceded by Emmanuelle Cosse
Succeeded by Jacques Mézard
General Secretary of En Marche!
In office
1 October 2016 – 22 June 2017
President Emmanuel Macron
Catherine Barbaroux (Acting)
Preceded by Ludovic Chaker
Succeeded by Stéphane Roques
Member of the National Assembly
for Finistère's 6th constituency
In office
19 June 2012 – 21 June 2022
Preceded by Christian Ménard
Succeeded by Mélanie Thomin
Personal details
Born (1962-07-01) 1 July 1962 (age 60)
Rodez, France
Nationality French
Political party Renaissance (2016–present)
Socialist Party (1980–2017)
Alma mater Toulouse 1 University Capitole
Paris Descartes University

Richard Ferrand (born 1 July 1962) is a French politician of La République En Marche! (LREM) who served as President of the National Assembly from 2018 to 2022. He had served as a member of the National Assembly for Finistère's 6th constituency from 2012 to 2022. A longtime member of the Socialist Party, he was the General Secretary LREM from October 2016 and became the leader of the party's group of the National Assembly in June 2017.

Early life

Ferrand was born on 1 July 1962 in Rodez, France. Ferrand graduated high school in Bünde, Germany and studied German and Law at Toulouse 1 University Capitole and then Université Paris-Descartes where he became a PS member at the age of 18.

After leaving university, Ferrand worked as a journalist for multiple publications including Center Presse, Auto Moto, Circuler, Vie publique, La Dépêche du Midi and Le Monde. In 1991, Ferrand became the communications advisor for Kofi Yamgnane, the then- secretary of state to the Minister of Social Affairs and Integration.

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