Annie Genevard


Annie Genevard
Annie Genevard 16665.jpg
Member of the National Assembly
for Doubs's 5th constituency
Assumed office
20 June 2012
Preceded byJean-Marie Binetruy
Secretary-General of The Republicans
In office
13 December 2017 – 23 October 2019
PresidentLaurent Wauquiez
Jean Leonetti
Preceded byBernard Accoyer
Succeeded byAurélien Pradié
Mayor of Morteau
In office
20 June 2002 – 21 July 2017
Preceded byJean-Marie Binetruy
Succeeded byCédric Bole
Personal details
Annie Tharin

(1956-09-07) 7 September 1956 (age 65)
Audincourt, France
Political partyRally for the Republic (until 2002)
Union for a Popular Movement (2002–2015)
The Republicans (since 2015)
  • Irène Tharin (mother)

Annie Genevard (née Tharin, 7 September 1956) is a French politician serving as the member of the National Assembly for the fifth constituency of Doubs since 2012.[1] A teacher by occupation, she was Mayor of Morteau from 2002 until 2017. Genevard also served as Secretary-General of The Republicans from 2017 to 2019 under the leadership of Laurent Wauquiez and Jean Leonetti.[2]


A native of Audincourt, Genevard is the daughter of Irène Tharin, who served in the National Assembly from 2002 to 2007, representing the fourth constituency of Doubs as a member of the Union for a Popular Movement, which would be renamed The Republicans in 2015. She also was Mayor of Seloncourt from 1993 until 2015.

Political career

Genevard campaigning as party secretary-general for the 2018 Territoire de Belfort's 1st constituency by-election

Genevard has been a member of the National Assembly since the 2012 legislative election, when she succeeded Jean-Marie Binetruy, whom she also succeeded as Mayor of Morteau when he entered the National Assembly. She has since been one of the chamber's six vice presidents under the leadership of François de Rugy (2017–2018) and Richard Ferrand (since 2018). She also serves von the Committee on Cultural Affairs and Education. In addition to her committee assignments, she is a member of the study group on the Holy See.[3]

In the 2016 The Republicans primary ahead of the 2017 presidential election, Genevard endorsed François Fillon as the party's candidate for President of France.[4]

In the 2017 The Republicans leadership election, Genevard endorsed Laurent Wauquiez as party president.[5] Following his election, she was appointed as the party's secretary-general. She left the position in 2019, as newly-elected party president Christian Jacob appointed Aurélien Pradié to succeed her.[6]

At the Republicans’ national convention in December 2021, Genevard was part of the 11-member committee which oversaw the party’s selection of its candidate for the 2022 presidential elections.[7]

See also


  1. ^ Bruno Jeudy (24 December 2017), Qui est Annie Genevard, bras droit de Laurent Wauquiez? Paris Match.
  2. ^ "Elections législatives 2017". Ministry of the Interior (in French). Retrieved 19 June 2017.
  3. ^ Annie Genevard National Assembly.
  4. ^ Ludovic Vigogne (20 April 2016), Primaire à droite: la liste des premiers soutiens parlementaires L'Opinion.
  5. ^ Ludovic Vigogne (11 October 2017), La liste des 136 parrains de Laurent Wauquiez L'Opinion.
  6. ^ Bruno Jeudy (24 December 2017), Qui est Annie Genevard, bras droit de Laurent Wauquiez? Paris Match.
  7. ^ Ludovic Vigogne (12 October 2021), Congrès LR: après le oui de Bertrand, les choses sérieuses commencent L'Opinion.