Philippe Duron

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Philippe Duron
Member of the French National Assembly for Calvados
Assumed office
20 June 2007
Preceded by Brigitte Le Brethon
Mayor of Caen
In office
Preceded by Brigitte Le Brethon
Succeeded by Joël Bruneau
President of the Regional Council of Lower Normandy
In office
Preceded by René Garrec
Succeeded by Laurent Beauvais
Personal details
Born (1947-06-19) 19 June 1947 (age 72)
Antony, France
Nationality French
Political party Socialist Party
Alma mater University of Caen

Philippe Duron (born 19 June 1947) is a French politician. He was the mayor of Caen between 2008 and 2014 and deputy for Caen.

Philippe Duron received a degree in history in 1975 and was a teacher until 1997. His political models are Pierre Mendès France and François Mitterrand. As first secretary of the Socialist Party in Calvados, he has been successful in uniting the parties on the left in all of Basse-Normandie.

He was elected president of the regional council of Basse-Normandie on March 28, 2004, the first member of France's Socialist Party to be elected to this office. He defeated the 18-year incumbent, René Garrec.

Philippe Duron has also been the mayor of Louvigny (Calvados), and was elected mayor of Caen on 16 March 2008.

He served as deputy to the French National Assembly from 1997 to 2001, and regained his seat 17 June 2007.

Due to the limits on the number of elected positions that can be held simultaneously in France, he stepped down from the regional presidency on 3 April 2008.