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Édouard Balladur

Édouard BalladurBorn: 2-May-1929
Birthplace: Smyrna, Turkey

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Head of State

Nationality: France
Executive summary: Prime Minister of France. 1993-95

Right-wing, neo-Gaullist French politician and businessman. Serving in the Office of Radio and Television Broadcasting during the early 1960s, he became policy advisor on Georges Pompidou staff, and later Finance minister under Jacques Chirac and Prime Minister under François Mitterrand. Balladur ran for President in 1995, but his involvement in a phone-tapping scandal and other alleged improprieties caused him to place third, behind Lionel Jospin and the victor, his former boss Jacques Chirac. He now sits as a deputy in French National Assembly for Paris, 15th arrondissement.

Father: Pierre Balladur
Mother: Emilie Latour
Brother: Robert Balladur
Wife: Marie-Josèphe Delacour (m. 1957, four sons)

    High School: Lycée Thiers
    University: l'Institut d'Études Politiques de Paris
    University: l'École Nationale d'Administration (1953-57)

    Prime Minister of France 1993-95
    French Minister Finance, 1986-88 under Jacques Chirac
    French National Assembly


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