Lionel Jospin

Lionel Jospin
Lionel Jospin

Lionel Jospin [ljɔˈnɛl ʒɔsˈpɛ̃] (* 12. July 1937 in Meudon) is a French politician and a former prime minister.

It visited Institut of d'études politiques (Sciences Po) and the French administration university ENA (École national d'administration). 1981 he was selected to the chairman of the socialist party of France PSF. Of 1988 - 1992 he was French Secretary of Education. It was subject with the presidency election 1995 with 47,4 per cent of the voices Jacques Chirac (52.6%).

1997 became Jospin after a surprisingVictory its portion socialiste with the new elections in the French parliament, which the president, its political opponent Jacques Chirac, had dissolved, prime ministers of France. This “Cohabitation in such a way specified “(president and prime ministers belong to different parties, e.g.: a socialistGovernment under a Gaullist president, or) took five years in reverse.

To 21. April 2002 stood as a candidate Jospin again for the office for president, reached however in the first ballot behind the office holder Jacques Chirac (19.7%) and Jean-Marie Le Pen (17.1%) with 16,1 per centthe votes only the third place. Since that time it withdrew from the office of the prime minister and more publicly arose hardly.

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