Ericka Bareigts new national secretary of the french socialist party for overseas
The socialist party ‘s office met Tuesday, October 7 with all its national secretaries . At this meeting , Jean -christophe Cambadélis , the first secretary announced that Ericka Bareigts a member of the lower house of french Parliament (or national Assembly) from the island of Réunion was appointed national Secretary in charge of overseas regions and territories.
Since Harlem Désir resigned as head of the socialist party (PS), this job had not been given to anyone... Victorin Lurel , the former minister for overseas had held that portfolio until it enters the Ayrault government. He was replaced by David Lebon from la Réunion until the latter became head of Arnaud Montebourg cabinet. Ericka Bareigts had clearly said she wanted the job.
Forty seven year old Ericka Bareigts was born in Saint-Denis, la Réunion. She is considered as a female politician of indian origin with a promising future . This french politician ,member of the Parti Socialiste (PS) is slowly being brought up to national politics.
In 2009, she was selected to lead the PS list in the DOM-TOM constituency for the 2009 European elections.