Louis Aliot is the long time partner of current female presidential contender, Marine Le Pen. The two have been together for a number of years having previously been married to other people.
Aliot’s partner could become the first woman president of France.
Louis Aliot and Le Pen have been in a relationship since 2009. Read more interesting facts about the possible First Monsieur of France.
1. He is a civil lawyer, specialist in public law, notably in constitutional law.
Aliot was born to a father from Ax-les-Thermes (Ariège) and a mother repatriated from Algeria’s Bab El-Oued neighborhood in Algiers. Louis Aliot was born 4 September 1969.
His interest in politics came to him during his studies in Toulouse where he obtained a DEA in political science and a doctorate in public law.
2. He currently serves as the Vice-President of Marine’s far-right Front National party.
He has been associated with the National Front since 1988. He was elected regional councilor of the Midi-Pyrénées in 1998 and represented the department of Haute-Garonne during six years.
3. Louis Aliot has been key in the political rise of Marine Le Pen.
In May 2001, Jean-Marie Le Pen appointed him coordinator of his presidential campaign alongside Bruno Gollnisch, and from 2002 to 2010 he would be a member of Jean-Marie Le Pen’s cabinet. In 2004, he became parliamentary assistant to Marine Le Pen.
On May 2, 2010, he left his post of secretary-general to support the candidacy of Marine Le Pen to head the party. As part of the 2012 presidential campaign, he was appointed operational director of Marine Le Pen’s campaign.
4. They made their romance formal in 2010
That year the couple moved in together and bought a home in Millas, a city near the French Mediterranean coast.
5. He and Le Pen have no children together.
Marine Le Pen has been married twice. She is the mother of three children with her first husband, Frank Chauffroy –with whom she was married from 1995 until 2002. She was married to second husband, Eric Lorio from 2002 until 2006.
Louis Aliot, was also in a previous marriage and subsequently got a divorce. He and his ex-wife, became parents of two children.
6. He is a European Parliament member.
According to his profile he is also a member of the Committee on Foreign Affairs, Committee on Development, Delegation to the Cariforum and Delegation to the ACP-EU Joint Parliamentary Assembly.
7. He is the nicknamed Loulou the Purge.
In 2005, he was appointed general secretary of the National Front: a position that would allow him to dismiss the most radical cadres of the party, which earned him the nickname Loulou the Purge.