Laurent Wauquiez is a French politician. He was elected MP for Haute-Loire in 2004 and became the youngest member of the French parliament. He was then elected mayor of Puy-en-Velay.
He was named in 2007 Government Spokesman and then became Secretary of State for Employment. He was appointed Minister for Europe in 2010, and Minister for Higher Education and Research in 2011, and remained in this position until the end of Nicolas Sarkozy’s Presidency.
He is Vice-President of the UMP party and founder of “la Droite Sociale”.
He holds a Master degree in History from Panthéon Sorbonne and is graduated from Ecole Nationale Supérieure in History, IEP de Paris and Ecole Nationale d’Administration (promotion Mandela).