The July 14 Legion of Honor promotion notably rewards Virginie Efira, Michel Drucker, Amin Maalouf and Claire Voisin | EUROtoday

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More than 500 personalities have been distinguished within the promotion of the Legion of Honor of July 14, 2024, in accordance with a decree printed Tuesday, July 9 in Official newspaper.

Among these adorned are actress Virginie Efira, author Amin Maalouf, and mathematician Claire Voisin. In whole, the brand new civilian promotion of the Legion of Honor, the very best of French nationwide distinctions, rewards 521 individuals “committed to serving the general interest and the influence of France”the Grand Chancellery mentioned in a press launch.

The publication of this July 14 promotion was exceptionally introduced ahead as a result of political context in France, marked by the dissolution of the National Assembly and the holding of early legislative elections, whereas it’s the ministers in workplace who can suggest individuals for promotion or appointment.

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Two personalities be a part of the distinguished circle of Grand Crosses, the very best dignity of the Legion of Honor: Bernard Esambert, president of the Georges-Pompidou Institute, and Joëlle Kauffmann, former gynecologist and feminist activist.

Three distinguished resistance fighters

Mathematician Claire Voisin is promoted to Commander, as are Philippe Da Costa, President of the Red Cross, actor Jean Reno, presenter Michel Drucker and Ross McInnes, President of the economic and technological group Safran. On the political facet, former head of presidency Elisabeth Borne and former Minister of Foreign Affairs Catherine Colonna additionally attain this rank.

On the spiritual facet, the president of the Representative Council of Jewish Institutions of France, Yonathan Arfi, was named a knight. The world of tradition has many distinguished individuals, notably with the rank of knight. Among them: the actress Virginie Efira, the choreographer Benjamin Millepied or the creator and director Marjane Satrapi. The journalist and essayist Caroline Fourest, in addition to the physician and tv host Michel Cymes additionally turned knights of the Legion of Honor, as did the resistance fighters Suzette Champavier, Léon Roux and René Brunet.

The so-called January 1st promotion and the July 14th promotion are the 2 annual civilian promotions of the Legion of Honor, which has some 79,000 members. Two navy promotions are additionally printed, one in June-July for the energetic military, the opposite in October-November for reserve troopers and veterans.

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