Mayor of the City of Nice, President of the Nice Cote-d’Azur Metropolitan Area and Vice-President of the Greater Region Provence-Alpes-Cote-d’Azur, France
Christian ESTROSI’s political career started in 1983, when he won the city of Nice council election with a responsibility for sports.
In 1985, he was elected District Councilor for the Alpes-Maritimes county. In 1988, he was elected French National Assembly Representative for the 5th district. Further to these nominations, in 1992 he became First Vice - President of the Provence- Alpes- Cote -d’Azur Greater Region. He is re-elected National Assembly Representative in 1993 and again in 1997.
2001 marked his election as District councilor for the town of Saint- Etienne de Tinee, located in the Alpine mountain range, with an overwhelming suffrage (rate of 80%).
On September 18th, 2003 he is elected President of the Provence-Alpes-Cote-d’Azur Greater Region.
On June 2nd, 2005, as member of the French Prime Minister Dominique de Villepin’s national government team, he is appointed Deputy Minister for Regional Planning and Land Development and Management under Nicolas SARKOZY’s administration, then Minister of Interior Affairs.
Further to Nicolas SARKOZY’s presidential election, Christian ESTROSI is re-elected as National Assembly Representative of the 5th district of the Alpes-Maritimes County. On June 19th, 2007, he is appointed by the French President, State Secretary for Overseas Territories.
On March 18th, 2008, Christian ESTROSI announced his resignation as State Secretary, with a strong motivation to fully focus on serving his home city, Nice, and his fellow citizens, the “Nicois”.
On March 21st, 2008, Christian ESTROSI is elected mayor of the city of Nice. One month later on April 18th, he became Chairman of the new Nice Cote-d’Azur area, and finally resuming his office of National Assembly Representative on May 26th 2008.
From June 2009 to November 2010, nominated by Francois Fillon’s Government, he became Minister of Industry. On December 2010, Christian ESTROSI returned to the National Assembly as Representative for the Alpes-Maritimes county. On January 9th 2012, he became President of the recently created Nice Cote d’Azur Metropolitan Area, first ‘Metropolitan administration’ in France.
The date of March 30th ,2014 marked Christian ESTROSI’s re-election as mayor of Nice and on April 11th, 2014 as President of the Nice Cote-d’Azur Metropolitan Area. The same year, he is nominated First Vice-President of the Association of French Urban Communities (ACUF). On December 18th, 2015 he is elected as President of the Provence Alpes Cote - d’Azur Greater Region. At the beginning of 2016, he became Second Vice President of the association ‘France Urbaine’.
On May 08th, 2017, Christian ESTROSI resigned as President of the Provence -Alpes- Cote d’Azur Greater Region. In the aftermath of the Nice terror attack of July 2016, he returned to his office of mayor of Nice on May 15th, 2017 to the service of the whole community.
Nonetheless, as Vice President Delegate of the Provence- Alpes- Cote d’Azur Greater Region, Christian ESTROSI has remained very active in the field of regional governance and integration, more specifically in charge of coordinating regional public affairs administration and policies, promoting culture and also in the area of events management.