Member of Parliament for the 9th constituency of French people living outside France (Maghreb and West Africa). A member of the “Liberté et territoires” group, he was a member of the Defense and Armed Forces Committee before joining the French National Assembly’s Finance Committee. He was a member of the special PACTE committee and the committee of inquiry on the fight against extreme right-wing groups. He was also the press officer of Ségolène Royal, candidate in the 2007 presidential election; responsible for communication and the press within the Socialist Group of the Senate; ministerial advisor to Thierry Repentin, first Minister for vocational training and then for European integration; communication and press relations advisor in the Senate and head of the press department of Caisse des Dépôts. He is a graduate of the Institute of Political Studies (IEP) in Aix-en-Provence, France.