French presidential candidate appears to be time traveler

French presidential candidate appears to be time traveler

PARIS, Jan. 24 (UPI) -- A French presidential hopeful said he witnessed allied troops landing in Normandy but the event happened 17 years before he was born.

Fillon back in as French prime minister

PARIS, Nov. 15 (UPI) -- French President Nicolas Sarkozy Sunday reappointed Francois Fillon as prime minister, a day after accepting his resignation and that of his government.
French leader: Afghanistan pullout in 2011

French leader: Afghanistan pullout in 2011

PARIS, Oct. 28 (UPI) -- French troops stationed in Afghanistan could begin withdrawing from the country as soon as next year, French Defense Minister Herve Morin said Thursday.
French jets on British carriers?

French jets on British carriers?

PARIS, Oct. 27 (UPI) -- French fighter jets might soon take off from British aircraft carriers as both nations look to boost military cooperation.
France eye Predator drones

France eye Predator drones

PARIS, Oct. 18 (UPI) -- France is considering the purchase of unmanned aircraft to tackle growing demands in its combat operations in Afghanistan.

Al-Qaida linked to Niger abductions

BAMAKO, Mali, Sept. 23 (UPI) -- French Defense Minister Herve Morin said he believes seven people taken hostage in northern Niger by a militant group with ties to al-Qaida are alive.

France wants missile firms to link up

MARSEILLE, France, Sept. 15 (UPI) -- France wants to consolidate the missile sections of three companies to boost their market chances, the country's defense minister has said.

No carrier sharing between UK and France

PARIS, Sept. 8 (UPI) -- Britain's defense secretary has said it's "unrealistic" that Britain and France share a naval carrier.
Minister: France must stay in Afghanistan

Minister: France must stay in Afghanistan

PARIS, Aug. 3 (UPI) -- The French army must remain in Afghanistan because "there is no other solution," Defense Minister Herve Morin said Tuesday.

France to postpone Mirage upgrades

PARIS, July 9 (UPI) -- The French government plans to postpone $888 million worth of upgrades to its Mirage 2000D fighter-bombers as part of an effort to cut back spending.

France, UAE finalizing Rafale talks

PARIS, June 18 (UPI) -- France's Defense Minister Herve Morin has said technical talks with the United Arab Emirates were being finalized and that France was expected to cover part of the modernization costs for the gulf state's fleet of Rafale jet fighters.

No Scud evidence in Lebanon, France says

BEIRUT, Lebanon, May 18 (UPI) -- French authorities have no evidence to support claims of Scud missiles in the south of Lebanon, the French defense minister said in Beirut.
France buys U.S. missiles, upgrades army

France buys U.S. missiles, upgrades army

PARIS, Feb. 24 (UPI) -- France will purchase 260 Javelin missiles from the United States and has decided to look into a major upgrade of its tank and armored vehicle fleet.

U.S. tanker deal: Paris wants fair chance for Airbus

PARIS, Feb. 11 (UPI) -- The French defense minister urged Washington to give a consortium of European Aeronautic Defense and Space Co. and Northrop Grumman a fair chance in the bidding for a multibillion-dollar U.S. Air Force contract for refueling tanker planes.

France confident about A400M plan

PARIS, Jan. 8 (UPI) -- France has expressed confidence about airplane manufacturer Airbus's troubled A400M military transport project.
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Herve Morin
France's Defence Minister Herve Morin, left, and Jean Louis Borloo, economic strategy and employment minister, arrive at the Elysee Palace to attend the first weekly cabinet meeting of the newly named government in Paris on May 18, 2007. (UPI Photo/William Alix)

Hervé Morin (born 17 August 1961 in Pont-Audemer, Eure) is a French politician, leader of the New Center party (center-right) and the French Minister of Defence.

He was elected as a representative in the French National Assembly on June 16, 2002, in the 3rd constituency of Eure, Normandy. He was the president of the group UDF in the National Assembly. After the UDF's candidate for the 2007 presidential election, François Bayrou, didn't make it to the 2nd round, he hinted that he attempted to create an alliance with the Socialist Party and decided to found a new political party: the Democratic Movement (or MoDem). Consequently, Morin, who is of the center-right and an ally of the presidential election's winner, Nicolas Sarkozy, made it an organisation within the presidential majority in the National Assembly. It is now called New Centre and he is the leader.

After the creation of the UMP, he took the presidency of the UDF group at the National Assembly, from 2002 to 2007. While Morin was joining the government as minister of defense in July 2007, Marc Vampa New Centre replaced him as representative.

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