Daniel Vayian

Picture of Daniel Vayian

Place of birth: Lorme

Citizenship: France


The accident in the Paris Metro on August 30 this year, has become a kind of "baptism of fire" for Daniel Vaillant (51), on the eve of the appointed Minister of Internal Affairs of France, instead of the retired Jean-Pierre Chevenement.

Born in a small town Lorme (Nievre department in central France) in a family of mechanics, "Reno" plant and a modest serving social security. By education Vaillant - biotechnology, but the specialty has worked for long. It has always attracted policy.

The 17-year-old joined the convention republican institutions - the forerunner of the modern French Socialist Party, formed in 1971. In 1972, Vaillant has led the party organization in the 18th arrondissement, which borders a working suburb of Saint-Denis. Since then, his life is linked to the Socialist Party - and with Jospin.

In the first half of the 80 Vaillant was an assistant Jospin - a deputy of the National Assembly of Paris, and in 1988 he became a deputy. His dedication has not gone unnoticed: in 1997, forming the government, Jospin put should offer the post of Minister for Relations with Parliament, and the following year added the powers of government spokesman. Now Vaillant combines chair Interior Minister with mayoral election.

He is married and has three children. In his spare time, do not mind to pay a visit to the "flea market" in the neighborhood of Montmartre, where he lives and Wayan "merstvuet".