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Name
  
Marie-Luce Penchard

Role
  
French Politician

Parents
  
Lucette Michaux-Chevry


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Spouse
  
Patrick Penchard (m. 1980)

Party
  
Union for a Popular Movement

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Marie-Luce Penchard (born 14 February 1959 in Gourbeyre) is a French politician from Guadeloupe and member of the UMP. She is the daughter of Lucette Michaux-Chevry, the historical leader of the right in Guadeloupe and the former President of the Regional Council of Guadeloupe from 1992 until 2004.

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In 2009, the UMP selected her to lead their list in the DOM-TOM constituency ahead of the 2009 European elections. Despite her list being entitled to one seat, she was not elected due to a provision in the electoral law which splits the constituency into three sub-constituencies. As a result, she was not entitled to a seat in the Atlantic subsection, but Maurice Ponga won the seat in the Pacific subsection.

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She was named Secretary of State for Overseas Territories in the François Fillon government on 23 June 2009, becoming a minister in November that year. The nomination of a Guadeloupe native to this position is important since Guadeloupe was the epicentre of the 2009 French Caribbean general strikes.

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She is mayor of Basse-Terre, the prefecture of Guadeloupe, since May 2014.

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Political career

Governmental functions

Secretary of State for Overseas : June–November 2009.

Minister in charge of Overseas : 2009-2012.

Electoral mandate

Regional Council

Regional councillor of Guadeloupe : Since 2010.

References

Marie-Luce Penchard Wikipedia