(born October 30, 1962, in Clamecy
) is a French
politician, and a deputy of the fifth district of Saône-et-Loire
to the French National Assembly
for the Socialist Party
. He has also been elected president of the local assembly of Saône et Loire after local elections in 2008. Montebourg is also candidate to the socialist presidential primary of 2011
He is the son of Michel Montebourg, a civil servant employed in the Ministry of Economy and Finances, and of Leïla Ould Cadi, a professor of Spanish born in a family of Wālis
in French Algeria
. In an interview to an Algerian electronic newspaper in February 2010 he said "My grandfather is Algerian. His name was Khermiche Ould Cadi. He is from a family of the Mascara
plain, from Dombasle
to be precise."Mon grand père est Algérien. Il s’appelait Khermiche Ould Cadi. Il est issu d’une famille de la plaine de Mascara, de Dombasle, exactement.
", in: ; the town named Dombasle during the colonization bears now the name of Hachem
Alongside Bastien François, a Professor of Political Science at the Sorbonne University, Montebourg was the cofounder in 2001 of the Convention pour la VIe République
(C6R). This called for significant constitutional change in France, leading to the founding of a "Sixth Republic".
Montebourg was one of the founding members of the political current known as the Nouveau Parti Socialiste (New Socialist... Read More