Party affiliation: Socialist Party
Mayor of Issoudun, since 1977. President of the general council of Indre, 1979-1985. Regional Councillor of central France, 1979-1986.
Elected Socialist Deputy of Indre, 1981, re-elected in 1986 and 1988, ceded seat to Jean-Claude Blin. President of the commission examining the bill on private education, 1984. National Secretary of the PS, responsible for the Treasury, 1987.
Secretary of State to the Minister of Social Issues and Employment, responsible for training, 1988. Secretary of State to the Minister for Labour, Employment and Vocational Training, 1988-1992. Minister of State responsible forTown and Country Planning.
Lecturer of constitutional law. University, Paris, since 1971.