(born February 2
, French Guiana
) is a French
politician. President of her party Walwari
, she has served as a French deputy at the National Assembly
since 1993, and was re-elected in 1997. Non-affiliated in 1993, she then voted for the investiture of the conservative Edouard Balladur
cabinet in 1993. In 1994, she became a Member of the European Parliament
(MEP), being the fourth on the Énergie Radicale
list led by Bernard Tapie
. In June 1997, she then joined the Socialist party
(PS), and then-Prime Minister Lionel Jospin
(PS) commissioned her for a report on gold search in Guiana.
Christiane Taubira gave her name to the May 21, 2001 law which recognizes the Atlantic slave trade and slavery as a crime against humanity. In 2002, she was a Left Radical Party (PRG) candidate for the presidency although she does not belong to the party. She gained 2.32% of the votes. After 2002, she became vice-president of the Left Radical Party. She was elected again as deputy on June 16, 2002, and joined the socialist group in the Assembly.
- L'Esclavage raconté à ma fille ("Slavery explained to my daughter")