Party affiliation: French Communist Party
Member of the central committee of the Parti Communiste Français (French Communist Party), since 1972. Secretary of the Farming Commission, 1973. Member of the political department, since 1976, and Head of the agricultural department of the Parti Communiste Français (French Communist Party), since 1976.
Elected Communist Deputy of Allier, 1978, re-elected 1981, 1986 and 1988. President of the Communist Party in the National Assembly, 1981. Member of the Commission on Goods and Trade and of the Regional Council of Auvergne, 1978-1986.
Director of the weekly journal La Terre, since 1977.