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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.


(French mitɛrɑ̃)
(Biography) François Maurice Marie (frɑ̃swa mɔris mari). 1916–96, French statesman; first secretary of the socialist party (1971–95); president (1981–95)


(ˌmi təˈrɑ̃, ˈmi təˌrɑ̃, -ˌrænd)

François (Maurice Marie), 1916–96, president of France 1981–95.
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Noun1.Mitterrand - French statesman and president of France from 1981 to 1985 (1916-1996)
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As prime minister from 1981 to 1984 under president Francois Mitterrand, Mauroy oversaw reforms to trim the work week to 39 hours from 40, lower the retirement age to 60, give workers a fifth week of paid vacation and raise welfare benefits.
He rapidly rose within the party and became the second most powerful person in the Socialist Party in 1971 after Mitterrand.
Mitterrand reacted to economic malaise with a nationalization rampage, gobbling up formerly private banks, French multinationals, and strategically "sensitive" industrial giants.
Maryam Rajavi and a delegation of the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI) who offered the Foundation a bust of Danielle Mitterrand in gratitude to a long friendship of 30 years with the Iranian people and its resistance for democracy and fundamental freedoms.
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.