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Mitterrand

Fran?ois Maurice Marie . 1916--96, French statesman; first secretary of the socialist party (1971--95); president (1981--95)
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It may not come as a surprise that Independent would come to a city with such a high concentration of art collectors and deep history of art fairs, but Mitterrand explains that the planning wasn't so much strategic as coincidental: "Brussels sort of happened after a series of lucky encounters and opportunities," she says.
Hravn Forsne, who is running for the Swedish parliament, confirmed Mitterrand was his father.
Hollande's move is a nod to Mitterrand, who two years into his own presidency, with the French economy and his personal popularity cratering, announced a turn towards pro-business policies more commonly associated with the right than the left.
Elected just over a year ago, Hollande is France's first Socialist president since Mitterrand and is attempting to strike a balance between passing reforms to revitalise the stalled economy and keeping happy left-wingers concerned at austerity.
Mitterrand reacted to economic malaise with a nationalization rampage, gobbling up formerly private banks, French multinationals, and strategically "sensitive" industrial giants.
And so the story rewinds to the past where chef Hortense Laborie (Catherine Frot), locally renowned in the Perigord region, is astonished when President Mitterrand summons her to the Elysee Palace in Paris to be his private cook.
FEARS France could allow Argentina to acquire deadly Exocet missiles at the height of the Falklands War strained Margaret Thatcher's relationship with president Francois Mitterrand close to breaking point, the files reveal today.
Socialist President Francois Mitterrand was a minister of justice when he executed 45 Algerians, according to a book entitled "Francois Mitterrand and the Algerian War." Mitterrand opposed the pardon requests that were endorsed by the ministry of justice.
According to the author, far from opposing or obstructing German reunification, French President Francois Mitterrand not only anticipated it but played a key role in the shape it ultimately took.
Kurds were saddened by the death of their loyal friend, Danielle Mitterrand, the former first lady of France.
French Culture Minister Frederic Mitterrand cited not only Minnelli's extensive career on the stage, but her work in fighting Aids.