Christian de La Malene

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Person.png Christian de La Malene  Rdf-entity.pngRdf-icon.png
(politician, sociologist)
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Born5 December 1920
Nîmes, France
Died26 September 2007 (Age 86)
Alma materLycée Saint-Louis, University of Paris
French hardline Gaullist politician.

Employment.png French Senator from Paris

In office
25 September 1977 - 30 September 2004

Employment.png First Deputy Mayor of Paris

In office
20 March 1977 - 13 March 1983
Appointed byJacques Chirac

Employment.png Deputy to the French National Assembly

In office
25 November 1962 - 6 October 1977

Employment.png France/Minister/Information

In office
24 August 1961 - 14 April 1962

Employment.png Deputy to the French National Assembly

In office
9 December 1958 - September 1961

Christian Lunet de La Malène was a political figure on the French Gaullist right. He attended the 1964 Bilderberg meeting, where topics of interests included NATO nuclear strategy, at a time when France was developing its own nukes; and How The Atlantic Nations Should Organize Themselves at at time when President De Gaulle had withdrawn France from NATO.

Youth and studies

Christian de La Malène was born in 1920. His father was a general in the French army. He is a student at the Lycée de Grenoble and at the Lycée Saint-Louis in Paris. After enlisting in the army at 18, he obtained a doctorate at the Faculty of Law of the University of Paris and became a sociologist[1].


He was administrative secretary of the RPF group in the Senate in 1948, he met Michel Debré and shared his fight against the Western European Union and the EEC. He fought against the Fourth Republic.

He was elected UNR then UDR then RPR deputy for the 14th arrondissement of Paris in 1958, re-elected in 1967, 1968 and 1973. He sat in the National Assembly until 1977. His parliamentary mandate was interrupted twice, when he was appointed to the government, in 1961 as Secretary of State for Information (propaganda minister), and in 1968 as Minister of Scientific Research and Atomic and Space Questions.

In June 1959, while books and newspapers reported torture practiced by the French army during the Algerian War, the deputy de La Malène tabled, with some of his colleagues from the Gaullist group UNR, a bill punishing with forced labor "all acts knowingly performed" (no longer only, as in the old article 76, concerted enterprises) "of a nature to undermine the morale, the unity, the discipline, the hierarchy of the army, to cast doubt on the legitimacy of the cause it serves as an order of the government" , in particular through the press[2].

In December 1959, he asked the Minister of the Armed Forces[3]:

What are the measures he took against those responsible for the campaign, carefully orchestrated by the anti-national press of December 3, 1959, calling into question the honor of the French army on the occasion of the so-called "Audin affair". More generally, how long will he continue to tolerate that the French army, of which he should be the defender, be thus daily and ignobly insulted by deviants, traitors with complete impunity to their country, while this army accomplishes in Algeria, at the cost of the blood of many of his people, a work of pacification whose generosity is on a par with its highest traditions.

Christian de La Malène acquired the Baylet estate in 1966, with an area of ​​approximately 270 hectares, most of which was included in the perimeter planned for the extension of the Larzac military camp.

He was announced as a candidate for mayor of Paris in 1977 against the Giscardian Michel d'Ornano, before Jacques Chirac won. He then became first deputy mayor, in charge of finance.

During the legislative election of March 1978, he was re-elected in the second round ahead of Edwige Avice, with only 59 votes ahead. But his adversary contests the validity of the result and the Constitutional Council invalidates the election on July 24th. During the by-election of September-October 1978, the socialist won the seat with 54% of the votes cast.

Christian de La Malène was elected, a few months earlier, on September 25, 1977, senator for Paris. He sat until September 2004, but did not seek a fourth term.

He was also a member of the European Parliament from 1959 to 1994 and chaired the Gaullist group in this Assembly. He also belonged to the OSCE Parliamentary Assembly.

He was municipal councilor in Paris from 1965 to 1977, he was general rapporteur for the capital's budget.


He was a member of the honorary committee of the Mouvement initiative et liberté.

In 1981, he supported Michel Debré's candidacy for the presidential election.

He opposed the Maastricht Treaty and the euro. He had reservations about the 1999 kosovo War[4].


Event Participated in

Bilderberg/196420 March 196422 March 1964US
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  2. "Travaux forcés pour les journalistes qui portent atteinte au moral de l'armée demandent plusieurs députés U.N.R.", Le Monde,‎ 6 juin 1959.
  3. "Une question orale au sujet de l'affaire Audin", Le Monde,‎ 8 décembre 1959
  4. Le Figaro, 2 octobre 2007