Francois Mitterrand Biography, Life, Interesting Facts
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Francois Mitterrand carried a particular trait with an escort of a flawed demeanor that detested other politicians. Before holding an administrative position in France in 1981, Francois led many governmental positions. He once served as a Minister of Justice, State, and Interior.
At the different level in his leadership career, he succeeded with the help of Solicits Parties such as UDSR and CIR. He carried extraordinary fame of personal cover-ups and political transitions. Above all, he remained as the most affluent left-wing principal in Western Europe.
Childhood and Early Life
On October 26, 1916, Francois Mitterrand was born in Jarnac, France to Marie Lorrain and Gilbert Felix. Being born in a Catholic family, he came to be baptized as Francois Maurice Adrien Mitterrand. His father managed the vinegar manufacturer’s trade unions. From 1925 to 1934 Francois attended Saint-Paul College where he got a membership at the JEC. In the mid of 1934, he moved to Paris to further his studies in politics and law. Here he became an active member of the right-wing politics, and he later became a member of League of Nations Volunteers.
At the end of World War II, Francois served in the French Army. He was injured in 1940 and jailed, but he managed to escape after one year of torture. He managed to get to his motherland where he worked as a prison official. In 1943 he joined an underground party movement with the aim of getting France’s freedom back.
In 1981 Francois Mitterrand became the fourth president of France under the Fifth Republic Party. In his regime, he tried beyond his power to make sure that his nation was equal. He ensured that there were job opportunities and helped to prevent unemployment. From 1986 to 1988 Francois collaborated with the Prime Minister Jacques Chirac. He planned to aim higher than his opponents.
Francois Mitterrand was later elected for the second time. In 1991 he appointed, Edith Cresson as the first female prime minister. He then teamed up with German Chancellor Helmut Kohl, and together they faked the Treaty of Maastricht on the European Union. While still in office, France economy deteriorated which contributed to his fall.
Francois resigned in 1995 after serving for a second term. His opponent Jacques Chirac took over as France’s president. On his retirement, several emergents pointed towards him such as corruption, and extra-marital affairs.
Personal Life and Legacy
In 1944 Francois Mitterrand married Danielle, and they were blessed with three sons; Jean, Pascal, and Gilbert. He also had an external affair with his mistress Anne Pingeot with whom they had two children. He then dated a Swedish Journalist, Christina Forsne for a short period. At 79 years old, François died due to prostate cancer. As a side note, his medical condition was kept hidden from the public eye to save up his legislative seat.