Jospin


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Jospin

(French ʒospɛ̃)
n
(Biography) Lionel (Robert) born 1937, French politician; prime minister (1997–2002)
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The Gaillard Cut is part of which famous manmade ANSWERS: 1 The Hapsburgs; 2 Borneo; 3 Holograms; 4 Lionel Jospin; 5 Lei; 6 Leonore; 7 At the back of the skull; 8 The Panama Canal; 9 Argentina; 10 Horses.
The 2006 jury includes people such as Pat Cox, Lionel Jospin, Javier Solana and Simone Veil.
Parly was formerly president of the Paris-Ile-de-France regional development agency and was budget secretary in the Jospin government from 2000 to 2002.
He prevailed in the first round against outgoing prime minister Edouard Balladur, his "friend of thirty years" but by then bitter rival, and went on to defeat the socialist candidate Lionel Jospin. But the pro-business policies (fiscal tightening, further privatization of public-owned companies, attempted deregulation of the labor market, reform of the bankrupted pension system) pursued by Chirac protege Prime Minister Alain Juppe squarely contradicted his campaign promises.
``Lionel Jospin's socialism is popular in Wales; in Llanelli they sing Jospin Fach.''More wit and wisdom from Rhodri Morgan.
Last year, Le Pen stunned Europe by knocking prime minister Lionel Jospin out of the race for the French presidency, before being defeated by Jacques Chirac.
Amongst the allegations made by Pean and Cohen is that Le Monde played a part in the downfall of former prime minister Lionel Jospin by giving one of his biographers a job in exchange for proof that Jospin once had links to the Trotskyite movement.
In the French election, most of the voters who selected one of the weaker candidates probably preferred Chirac or the then-prime minister, Socialist Lionel Jospin, to le Pen.
Fortuyn was murdered shortly after French right-wing politician Jean-Marie Le Pen surprisingly defeated French Socialist Premier Lionel Jospin in the first round of that nation's presidential elections.
IN THE LAST TWO YEARS OF HIS administration, Bill Clinton hosted three conferences on the "Third Way" that included British Prime Minister Tony Blair, Dutch Prime Minister Wim Kok, Italian Prime Minister Massimo D'Alema, French Prime Minister Lionel Jospin, and German Chancellor Gerhard Schroder.
Raffarin had assumed the post on an interim basis after the first round of elections sent Socialist Prime Minister Lionel Jospin into early retirement.