Bertrand Delanoë (born 30 May 1950; French pronunciation: ( listen)) is a French politician, and has been the mayor of Paris since 2001. A member of the Socialist Party (PS), he is considered to be a potential candidate for President of the French Republic in 2012.
Delanoë was born in Tunis, Tunisia to a French-Tunisian father and a French mother. He moved to France with his family in his teens.
Bertrand Delanoë was born 30 May 1950 in Tunis, to an atheist father (a land surveyor) and a Roman Catholic mother (a nurse). At 6 years old, Delanoë became a member of the "Petits Chanteurs des Sables", a choral group associated with the Petits Chanteurs à la Croix de Bois.