BirthdayApril 18, 1974

Celebrity biographies

  1. About Olivier Besancenot

    Full name: Olivier Besancenot
    Also known as: Olivier Besancenot, Besancenot, Olivier
    Education: University of Paris X: Nanterre
    Professions: French trade unionist
    Nationality: French
    Occupation: Postman

  2. Olivier Besancenot Known for

    Opposition leader

  3. Olivier Besancenot Biography

    Olivier Besancenot (French pronunciation: ?[?.li.vje b?.z??]); born 18 April 1974) is a French far left political figure and trade unionist, and the founding main spokesperson of the New Anticapitalist Party (Nouveau parti anticapitaliste, NPA) from 2009 to 2011.He was a candidate for the 2007 French presidential election, for the Ligue communiste révolutionnaire (LCR), the French section of the Fourth International. He gained 1.2 million votes, 4.25%, standing as a revolutionary socialist in the 2002 presidential elections. In the first round of the 2007 presidential election, Besancenot received 4.08% of the vote, just short of 1.5 million votes, placing him fifth and eliminating him from the race.In May 2011, Besancenot announced that he would not be standing in the 2012 presidential election. He was succeeded as main spokesperson of the NPA by Myriam Martin, who later left the NPA to found Gauche Anticapitaliste (Anticapitalist Left), and Christine Poupin, joined by Philippe Poutou who was the NPA presidential candidate in 2012.

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