Gaston Doumergue( President of France in the years 1924-31.)
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Biography Gaston Doumergue
Pierre Paul Henri Gaston Doumergue was born August 1, 1863 in the city Ayzhe-Vive. After serving in Indochina and Africa in the years 1885-93 Doumergue, as a candidate Radical-Socialist Party, was elected to the Chamber of Deputies from the Department of Nц-mes. In June 1902 he was appointed to the first of the 11 ministerial posts, which he held during his public service. In 1910 he became a senator.
His first Gaston Doumergue cabinet formed on Dec. 13, 1913. While his Government had not existed, and seven months, Doumergue remained a minister until March 1917. During the First World War in February 1917 Doumergue headed the French mission in Petrograd, in which repeatedly insisted on the continuation of the war Russia. In the middle of that same year he returned to the Senate and remained its president until then, until he was elected president of the French Republic, June 13, 1924.
. Doumergue victory in the presidential election was a kind of counterbalance to the "unification Gaucher" (Cartel des Gauches), a coalition of Left parties, who had just triumphed in parliamentary elections
. Thus, time spent Doumergue as president was marked as permanent ministerial problems - during this period changed from 15 different offices - and some social tensions caused by the outbreak of the Great Depression.
. In February 1934, after 3 years after Doumergue left the presidency, he was asked to form a new government
. He had a plan to establish a National Union - a broad coalition of all political parties of France. However, his dreams about it, as well as possible constitutional reforms were not implemented. November 8, 1934 Doumergue left the post of head of government and completely left the political arena.
Died Gaston Doumergue in his hometown Ayzhe-Vive 18 June 1937.