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Paris Mayor Bertrand Delanoe awaits the start of the award ceremony after the final stage of the Tour de France in Paris on July 26, 2009. Spaniard Alberto Contador won his second consecutive Tour de France title. (UPI Photo/ David Silpa)
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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.

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