Public Figure Profiles

Paul Vergès

Paul Vergès (5 March 1925 – 11/12 November 2016) was a Réunionese politician. Born in Ubon Ratchathani, Siam to a French diplomat father and Vietnamese mother. Vergès founded the Communist Party of Réunion in 1960, a party which he led until he retired in 1994. He made a political comeback at the 2005 European Parliament elections, when he was elected as the third candidate on the list of the French Communist Party, which is part of the European United Left–Nordic Green Left group. Vergès sat in the European Parliament's Committee on Development.

Vergès killed the political opponent of his father, Alexis de Villeneuve, on 25.05.1946. He was condemned for this crime to a sentence of 5 years in prison.Vergès was an MP in the National Assembly of France from 1957 to 1959, 1987 to 1988, and 1994 to 1997. He was a Senator in the French Parliament from 1997 to 2005 and again since 2012. From 1980 to 1990 and 2005 to 2008 he was a member of the European Parliament. He was president of the regional council of Réunion from 1999 to 2011, regional councillor since 2011, mayor of Le Port from 1972 to 1990, and general councillor of La Réunion from 1956 to 1968 and again from 1986 to 1999.

In the European Parliament, he was also a member of the Subcommittee on Human Rights, a substitute for the Committee on Regional Development, vice-chair of the ACP-EU Joint Parliamentary Assembly and a substitute for the delegation for relations with the countries of Central America.

Vergès died the night of 11/12 November 2016, aged 91. His twin brother was lawyer Jacques Vergès.

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Some of their strengths

Paul Vergès has many admirable traits.

Based on spiritual traditions from around the world, they are someone who can be described as Smart, Intuitive, Loyal, Caring, Altruistic, Energetic, and Intelligent.

Soulful and Understanding

According to Mysticism’s Astrology tradition, Paul Vergès is someone who is a soulful, understanding, and conscious person, who combines smarts with a deep talent for creativity and imagination. A person who is charismatic and resourceful.

Constant and Serious

Based on Daoism’s Ba-Zi or ‘Chinese Zodiac’ tradition, people who know Paul Vergès well know them as someone who can be determined, unmoving, and firm, like a rock or a high mountain.

Altruistic and Innovative

According to Hinduism’s Jyotisha or ‘Vedic Astrology’ tradition, many would also describe Paul Vergès as someone who is altruistic, inventive, energetic, and socially-conscious.

Who is inventive, open-minded and inquisitive, optimistic and cooperative, and who loves working together with others.

Altruistic and Ambitious

Based on the Mayan Tzolk’in or ‘Mayan Astrology’ tradition, Paul Vergès is someone who is the type of person who rallies behind a group, cause, or community, and who enjoys being dedicated to a higher cause of some sort.

They are also someone who is reflective, mysterious, and purposeful, who enjoys quiet and solo work, and who thrives in positions where there is no need to report to someone else.

Creative and Imaginative

According to Judaism’s Kabbalah tradition, Paul Vergès tends to be someone who is sensitive, imaginative, creative, and somewhat of a dreamer. Who is intuitive and compassionate, and who has a friendly, easygoing, calming and relaxing effect on people and for whom friends and family mean the world.

Some of Paul Vergès's challenges

While Paul Vergès has many strengths, nobody is perfect. They also have some challenging traits they need to manage.

For example, Paul Vergès can be Emotional, Indecisive, Unrealistic, Standoffish, Anxious, Inflexible, and Unemotional.

Indecisive and Unrealistic

One of Paul Vergès's key challenges is that they are someone who can come across as indecisive and unrealistic.

Anxious and Inflexible

Paul Vergès is someone who can be high-strung, impatient, and inflexible, who can be "penny wise and pound foolish", have poor listening skills, and who can be intolerant of people who share a different world view.

Lethargic and Unrealistic

Finally, Paul Vergès also can be too soft, lazy and lethargic, and who can have difficulty finding others who share a similarly dreamy outlook on life.