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 (mē′tə-ränd′, -räN′), François Maurice 1916-1996.
French politician who served as president of France (1981-1995). He was a strong advocate of the European Union.
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(French mitɛrɑ̃)
(Biography) François Maurice Marie (frɑ̃swa mɔris mari). 1916–96, French statesman; first secretary of the socialist party (1971–95); president (1981–95)
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(ˌmi təˈrɑ̃, ˈmi təˌrɑ̃, -ˌrænd)

François (Maurice Marie), 1916–96, president of France 1981–95.
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