Jacques Cheminade, born August 20 1941 in Buenos Aires, Argentina, is a French political activist. He is associated with the LaRouche movement, an international network of groups led by the American political activist, Lyndon LaRouche. He was a candidate for the French presidential election, 1995 with 0.28 % of the votes. In the 2007 French presidential race, he endorsed Ségolène Royal.
Cheminade is a graduate of École des Hautes Études Commerciales
(HEC) and École nationale d'administration
(ENA) graduate-group Jean Jaurès
1967-1969. He also has a bachelor's degree in law
Connection to the LaRouche movement
Cheminade met Lyndon LaRouche in 1977 and joined his movement in France. He was appointed general secretary of the Parti Ouvrier Européen
(POE: see European Workers Party
) from 1982 to 1989. The POE was replaced in 1991 by the Fédération pour une Nouvelle Solidarité
(FNS, Federation for a New Solidarity).
Since 1996, he has been the chairman of one of LaRouche's political parties, Solidarité et Progrès (Solidarity and Progress). He is a regular columnist in their weekly newspaper Nouvelle Solidarité.
In November 2005, Cheminade was a panelist at the conference of Axis for Peace in Belgium.