1946 - Alliot-Marie was born in Val-de-Marne, France on September 10, 1946.
1980 - Holds a doctorate of law, a doctorate in political science and master's degree in ethnology.
1983 - Elected as a municipal councillor in the town of Ciboure. She was elected representative to the National Assembly.
1986 - Appointed by Jacques Chirac as Secretary of State and junior minister working under the Minister of National Education.
1989 - Elected as a municipal councillor in the town of Biarritz and became a Member of the European Parliament.
1992 - Elected as Mayor of Saint-Jean-de-Luz.
1993 - Became Minister of Youth Affairs and Sports under Edouard Balladur.
1999 - Became the President of Rally for the Republic (Rassemblement pour la Republique).
2002 - Elected as the Minister of Defense, she is the first woman to hold the position.
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