French politician and trade unionist / 1930-2016 / Protestant mother / Protestant Scout leader with Jos­pin* / 1953-55 chair of the French Socialist Students under the name of Michel Servet* / 1958 doctorate at École Na­tio­nale d’Administration / 1960 co-founder of the Unified Socialist Party, 1967-73 chair / under President Mitterand 1981-83 Minister of Planning, 1983-85 Minister of Agriculture, 1988-91 Prime Minister / 1993-94 chair of the Socialist Par­ty, 1994-2009 member of the European Parliament, 1995-1997 senator / 2002 co-founder of the International Ethical, Political and Scientific Collegium / call for the renewal of the Socialist Party, strict rejection of Communism, Ro­cardism as an intellectual fraction / 2015 Grand Cross of the Legion of Honor

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