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Josselin de Rohan

Josselin de Rohan

Josselin Charles Louis Jean Marie de Rohan-Chabot, 14th Duke of Rohan, known as Josselin de Rohan (born 5 June 1938 in Suresnes, Hauts-de-Seine) was a member of the Senate of France, representing the Morbihan department. He is a member of the Union for a Popular Movement.

He was president of the RPR grouping in the Senate 1993–2002, and of the UMP grouping in the Senate 2002–2008.


Josselin de Rohan was born a member of the House of Rohan-Chabot, the eldest son of Alain de Rohan-Chabot, 13th Duke of Rohan. Upon his father’s death in 1966, Josselin de Rohan succeeded him as 14th Duke of Rohan. His family residences include Josselin Castle in Morbihan.

He was educated at ENA (graduating in 1965 in the same class as Ernest-Antoine Seillière, Jean-Pierre Chevènement, Lionel Jospin and Jacques Toubon). He is now a member of the administrative council of ENA.

Close to Jacques Chirac, he was elected to the Senate in 1983, and subsequently reelected in 1992 and 2001. He was also Mayor of Josselin 1965–2000, and served on the General Council of the canton of Josselin 1982–1998.

He was president of the RPR grouping in the Senate 1993–2002, and of the UMP grouping in the Senate from December 2002[1] until January 2008, when he stated that for him, "the hour of relief has come", though he requested "some time to hand over".[2] He was succeeded by Henri de Raincourt. On 16 January 2008, following the death of Serge Vinçon, he was nonetheless elected President of the Senate’s Commission on Foreign Affairs,[3] and reelected on 8 October 2008.[4]

He served as regional President of the Brittany region from 1998 until his party's defeat by the Socialists led by Jean-Yves Le Drian in the French regional elections, 2004.[5]

In the 2007 presidential election, Josselin de Rohan supported Nicolas Sarkozy, the UMP candidate. Because of his age, he did not stand in the 2011 senatorial election.



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French nobility
Preceded by
Alain de Rohan-Chabot
Duke of Rohan

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