- "Maintaining a democracy is never easy, but I would rather lay down my life than allow France to become another authoritarian police state, that I can assure you."
- —An excerpt from Alain Delacour's speech after his ascension to the post of Minister for Magic.
Throughout the seventies, Alain was active with the French Democratic Movement, the main opposition to the authoritarian regime of magical France, called the Regime of the Aurors. Alain witnessed the Auror-led coup of the government during his graduating year and was determined to see a return of democracy to wizarding France, taking part in the Quiet Revolution of 1978. During this time, Alain married Apolline Laurent, a Veela fashion model, and the couple had two daughters; Fleur Isabelle and Gabrielle Dominique Delacour. After the Revolution, Alain became Head of the Department of Wizarding Justice until 1989, where he became Deputy Minister for Magic under Nolan Petain and finally Minister for Magic.
During his time as Minister for Magic, Alain's family was threatened by the Sons of Grindelwald. He created a task force that successfully tracked down and destroyed the organization's leadership and Alain helped bring the rest of the terrorists to justice. After his tenure as the French Minister for Magic, Alain retired from politics but continued to make public appearances and as of 2017, still holds much influence within magical France due to his popularity.