Definition of Mitterrand, François in English:

Mitterrand, François

Line breaks: Fran|çois Mit|ter|rand
Pronunciation: /ˈmiːtərɒ̃
 
, mitɛʀɑ̃/
( 1916–96), French statesman, President 1981–95; full name François Maurice Marie Mitterrand. As President he initially moved to raise basic wages, increase social benefits, nationalize key industries, and decentralize government. The Socialist Party lost its majority vote in the 1986 general election and Mitterrand made the right-wing Jacques Chirac Prime Minister, resulting in a reversal of some policies.

More definitions of Mitterrand, François

Definition of Mitterrand, François in:

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

Word of the day semblance
Pronunciation: ˈsɛmbləns
noun
the outward appearance or apparent form of something…