Patrick Balkany (born August 16, 1948) is a member of the National Assembly of France.[1] He represents the Hauts-de-Seine department, and is a member of the The Republicans.[1] He is of Hungarian, Latvian and Ukrainian Jewish origin.[2][3]

Political career

Electoral mandates

National Assembly of France

Member of the National Assembly of France for Hauts-de-Seine : 1988-1997 / And since 2002. Elected in 1988, reelected in 1993, 2002, 2007, 2012.

General Council

Vice-president of the General Council of Hauts-de-Seine : 1982-1988 (Resignation). Reelected in 1988.

General councillor of Hauts-de-Seine : 1982-1988 (Resignation). Reelected in 1988.

Municipal Council

Mayor of Levallois-Perret : 1983-1995 / Since 2001. Reelected in 1989, 2001, 2008.

Municipal councillor of Levallois-Perret : 1983-1997 (Resignation) / Since 2001. Reelected in 1989, 1995, 2001, 2008.

Enquiries by justice or numerous journalists are often made about the Balkany's city management. But Balkany and his wife always react and consider that they are aggressed.[4]

Balkany made international news too when on July 17, 2012, just days before the vote on a new national sexual harassment bill, male lawmakers in the National Assembly including Balkany hooted and made catcalls as Housing Minister Cécile Duflot, wearing a floral dress, spoke about an architecture project.

“We were just admiring her,” Patrick Balkany, a conservative legislator, told Le Figaro.[5]


  1. ^ a b Office of the Secretary General (2012). "Patrick Balkany". (in French). National Assembly of France. Retrieved 28 February 2012. 
  2. ^ Who's Who in France, édition 2008, p. 183.
  3. ^ Julien Martin. Les Balkany (in French). .
  4. ^ "Je me demande s'il n'y a pas une volonté de nuire...", interview by Jean-Pierre Thiollet, France Soir, 2 July 2009
  5. ^ New York Times article:

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