Dominique Bertinotti

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Dominique Bertinotti

Dominique Bertinotti (born January 10, 1954 in Paris ) is a French historian , university professor and politician of the Parti Socialiste (PS), mayor of the 4th arrondissement of Paris since 2001 and Minister for Families in the Ministry of Social Affairs since May 16, 2012 Affairs and Health in the cabinet of Prime Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault is.


Degree, university professor and archivist Mitterrands

After attending school, Dominique Bertinotti studied history and after graduating in 1977 worked as a history teacher, first at the Collège de l'Oise and then at the Collège Jean-Baptiste Clément in Dugny . In 1984 she received her doctorate ( Doctorat de troisième cycle ) in contemporary history , before she completed her habilitation ( Doctorat d'État ) in 1988 with René Rémond , the president of the elite political science foundation Fondation nationale des sciences politiques , with a thesis on La vision de la France chez François Mitterrand, de 1945 à 1981 à travers ses œuvres et son action politiques .

Subsequently in 1989 she took over a professorship for contemporary history at the University of Paris VII as Maître de conférences . Between 1992 and 1995, during the presidency of François Mitterrand , she was also employed in the presidential archives of the Élysée Palace , where she was the editor responsible for archiving the president's personal writings on foreign and defense issues. At the same time, she was a lecturer for the analysis of historical texts at the Institut d'études politiques de Paris (SciencesPo) from 1993 to 1997 and was also actively involved between 1994 and 1995 in establishing a foundation that later became the Institut François-Mitterrand .

After the end of Mitterrand's presidency, from May 1995 until his death in January 1996, she worked in his private retirement home in the avenue Frédéric-Le-Play , where she worked on the editing of his work, which after his death in the publishing house Éditions Odile Jacob published under the title De l'Allemagne, de la France et Mémoires interrompus . In addition, in 1995, Mitterrand appointed her administrator of the presidential archives, which grew to 10,000 boxes of documents during the fourteen-year presidency. In this role she worked with the Archives nationales to review the documents .

From 1996 to 2001 she was General Secretary of the Institut François-Mitterrand , of which she has been a member of the Board of Directors since 2001.

Mayor and Minister

In addition to her professional career, she began her political career in the mid-1990s. After she ran unsuccessfully for the Parti Socialiste for a mandate as a member of the National Assembly in the constituency of Paris I in 1993, she was elected as the top candidate of the PS with 48 percent of the vote for a member of the City Council of Paris in the local elections in 1995 .

In 2001 she was elected mayor of the 4th arrondissement of Paris, the so-called Arrondissement de l'Hôtel de Ville , where she won this mayor's office for the first time for the political left with 54 percent of the vote .

In the 2007 presidential election she actively supported the election campaign of Ségolène Royal , the PS's presidential candidate, and during this time she was responsible for the campaign treasury as finance officer.

In 2008 she was re-elected as mayor of the 4th arrondissement of Paris with 62 percent of the vote. In 2011, she initially acted as campaign officer for Ségoléne Royal in the effort to re-nominate as a presidential candidate and, after her defeat, was part of François Hollande's campaign staff.

After François Hollande was elected President and Jean-Marc Ayrault was appointed Prime Minister, she was appointed Assistant Minister for Families in his cabinet on May 16, 2012, reporting to Marisol Touraine , Minister of Social Affairs and Health .


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