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French sociologist, economist and writerwd:Q794087
country of citizenship: France
native language: French
language of expression: French
educated at: Lumière University Lyon 2
occupation: screenwriter, economist, politician, novelist, writer, university teacher, sociologist, children's writer
award received: Knight of the Legion of Honour, Knight of the National Order of Merit, Pier Paolo Vergerio European Prize for Children's Literature
position held: member of the French Economic, Social and Environmental Council
Azouz Begag (Arabic: عزوز بقاق) (born 5 February 1957) is a French writer, politician and researcher in economics and sociology at the CNRS. He was the delegate minister for equal opportunities of France in the government of French Prime Minister Dominique de Villepin (Union for a Popular Movement, UMP) till 5 April 2007. He resigned to support the moderate centrist candidate François Bayrou, one of the two UMP ministers to do so.
Before becoming minister, Begag was decorated and made Chevalier de l’Ordre national du Mérite and Knight of the Legion of Honor.
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