Margie Sudre

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Margie Sudre
President of the Regional Council of Réunion
In office
Preceded byCamille Sudre
Succeeded byPaul Vergès
Secretary of State for Francophonie
In office
PresidentJacques Chirac
Prime MinisterAlain Juppé
Preceded byJacques Toubon
Succeeded byCharles Josselin
Personal details
Marguerite Demaiche

(1943-10-17) 17 October 1943 (age 78)
Vinh, Vietnam
Political partyThe Republicans
Spouse(s)Camille Sudre

Margie Sudre (born 17 October 1943) is a Vietnamese-born Reunionese politician and Member of the European Parliament for France's "Outre-mer".


Before her election to the European Parliament (UMP-"les républicains"), she held several political mandates, both local and national: chairwoman of the Réunion Island regional Council (1993–1998, member since 1998), Secretary of State for the French-Speaking World (1995–1997). She worked to make French the second official language of the Atlanta Olympic Games.[1]

She is a member of the Union for a Popular Movement, which is part of the European People's Party, and sits on the European Parliament's Committee on Fisheries and its Committee on Regional Development.

She is a member of the delegation to the EURussia Parliamentary Cooperation Committee, a substitute for the delegation for relations with the countries of Southeast Asia and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations, and, as Head of the French UMP MEP delegation, a member of the EPP-ED bureau.


  • Specialisation in anaesthesia and resuscitation (1976)
  • Doctor of medicine (1977)
  • Replacement anaesthetist (including resuscitation) (1971–1977)
  • Anaesthetist (including resuscitation) at the Joan of Arc Clinic (La Réunion) (1977–1995)
  • Chairman of the Réunion Island Regional Council (1993–1998)
  • State Secretary for the French-Speaking World (1995–1997)
  • Member of the European Parliament (elected 1999, 2004). She did not candidate in 2009 elections.
  • Knight of the Legion of Honour (1999)
  • Officer of the Legion of Honour (2010)


  1. ^ Whitney, Craig R. (28 July 1996). "The Language Wars;To the Barricades, Speaking in Tongues". The New York Times. Retrieved 29 September 2010.

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