Jean-Baptiste Louis Durand (1980-) is a Parker politician who served as President of Parkducentrale for the longest time (18 years and 4 terms) and currently serves as secretary-general of the Respects League.
In 1998, he was elected Mayor of Afandou. He resigned from his post in 2002, at the completion of his 4-year mayoral tenure.
He won the 2002 Parker Presidential election with 58% of vote share.
Marriage and children
Louis married a Cettatian noblewoman, Marie de Folouse in 2000. The couple have been known for their tolerance towards other faiths. In Ramadan every year, food is distributed to every mosque at the dusk time from their pockets. The couple have four children:
- Michel Angelo
In 2002 campaign, he promised to cut extra taxes, but after his victory unlike all previous election campaigns, he took action and this had a very positive effect in youth, for young Parkers had shown an indifference to their government during the previous decade.
In 2003, he was the first official to call for Parkducentrale's exclusion of parties of the far right.
In 2004, he was the second member of the Parliament to accept the idea of the Muslim veil in public.