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Jacques Bompard

Jacques Bompard
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Member of the French National Assembly for Vaucluse
Assumed office
17 June 2012
Preceded byPaul Durieu
Mayor of Orange
Assumed office
25 June 1995
Personal details
Born (1943-02-24) 24 February 1943 (age 75)
Montpellier, France
Political partyLigue du Sud
Alma materUniversity of Montpellier

Jacques Bompard (born 24 February 1943 in Montpellier) is a French politician. He serves as the Mayor of Orange.

Early life

Jacques Bompard was born on 24 February 1943 in Montpellier, France.


Bompard was elected as the Mayor of Orange in June 1995 and reelected in 2001, 2008, and 2014.[1]

He was originally a member of the Front National (FN), but left the party in 2005. He joined the Mouvement pour la France (MPF) later the same year. In 2010 he left the MPF, claiming that the party had grown too close to the presidential party UMP. In the 2010 regional elections, Bompard founded the Ligue du Sud, a right-wing political party close to the Bloc identitaire.

He was elected member of the National Assembly of France between 1986 and 1988 on a National Front (France) list. He was again elected on 17 June 2012.

Personal life

He is married to Marie-Claude Bompard, who serves as the Mayor of Bollène.


  • L'Arme alimentaire - Réponse à l'assassinat prémédité du monde rural (with Marie-Claude Bompard, Editions du Cerce).
  • France, ton agriculture doit vivre (Editions du Cerce, 1987).
  • Main basse sur l'agriculture (Editions du Cerce, 1989).
  • Voyage autour de la femme, d'Eve à Benazir (with Marie-Claude Bompard, Barthélémy, 1991).
  • Un maire au créneau. Orange, une ville gérée autrement (Editions Nationales, 1997).
  • Les Chemins de la victoire (with Philippe Randa, Deterna, 2002).
  • Le Pen contre le Front National (2005).


  1. ^ Kestel, Laurent & Laurent Godmer. "Institutional Inclusion and Exclusion of Extreme Right Parties." In Western Democracies and the New Extreme Right Challenge. Edited by Roger Eatwell and Cas Mudde. London, UK: Routledge, 2004. 147.