|Charles Millon in 1997|
|French Minister of Defence|
|Prime Minister||Alain Juppé|
|Preceded by||François Léotard|
|Succeeded by||Alain Richard|
|President of the Regional Council of Rhône-Alpes|
|Preceded by||Charles Béraudier|
|Succeeded by||Anne-Marie Comparini|
|Born||13 November 1945 (age 76)|
Charles Marie Philippe Millon, born on 13 November 1945 in Belley, Ain, is a French politician. A member of the UDF, he was member of the French parliament for Ain and President of the Rhône-Alpes Regional Council. He was Minister of Defence from 1995 to 1997 in Alain Juppé's government, and led the highly sensitive reform on the professionalization of the armed forces. In 1998, in order to keep the presidency of the regional council, he agreed on being elected with votes from Jean-Marie Le Pen's National Front and was subsequently expelled from the UDF. He then created his own party, called "The Right", aiming at federating French libertarians and conservatives, which met limited success. He ran in 2001 for Mayor of Lyon. He has been nominated in 2003 as France's ambassador to FAO, where he advocates for the development of Africa.
Minister of Defence : 1995–1997.
National Assembly of France
President of the Union for French Democracy Group in the National Assembly : 1989–1995 (Became minister in 1995). Elected in 1989, reelected in 1993.
Vice-president of the National Assembly : 1986–1988.
Member of the National Assembly of France for Ain : 1978–1995 (Became minister in 1995) / 1997–2001 (Resignation). Elected in 1978, reelected in 1981, 1986, 1988, 1993, 1997.
President of the Regional Council of Rhône-Alpes : 1988–1999 (Resignation). Reelected in 1992, 1998.
Regional councillor of Rhône-Alpes : 1978–2003 (Resignation) : Elected in 1986, reelected in 1992, 1998.
General councillor of Ain : 1985–1988 (Resignation).
Mayor of Belley : 1977–2001. Reelected in 1983, 1989, 1995.
Municipal councillor of Belley : 1977–2001. Reelected in 1983, 1989, 1995.
Municipal councillor of Lyon : 2001–2008.
Urban Community Council
Member of the Urban Community of Lyon : 2001–2008.
- Libération, ed. "Charles Millon, 53 ans, ancien ministre, fondateur de la Droite, est président du conseil régional Rhône-Alpes grâce au FN. Le petit Charles.". http://www.liberation.fr/portrait/0101261574-charles-millon-53-ans-ancien-ministre-fondateur-de-la-droite-est-president-du-conseil-regional-rhone-alpes-grace-au-fn-le-petit-charles. Retrieved 9 April 2011.
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|President of the Rhône-Alpes Regional Council
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