Georges Pompidou (Pompidou Georges)( Prime Minister and the President of France.)
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Biography Georges Pompidou (Pompidou Georges)
Born July 5, 1911 in the village Monbudif in Central France. He graduated from the Ecole Normale SupцLrieure. In 1945 became a member of the Cabinet of General de Gaulle, who headed the provisional government of France. In 1946 he became his assistant, and in 1948 the head of administration. In 1961, de Gaulle, Pompidou commissioned to negotiate with the Algerian Provisional Government, which ended with the signing of the Evian agreements.
In 1962, Pompidou was appointed Prime Minister. During the events of May 1968, when France was gripped by student unrest, and labor unions announced a general strike, held talks with union leaders, culminating in the signing of the so-called Grennelskih agreements. In July 1968 de Gaulle announced the resignation of the Pompidou.
In the elections of 1969 the Pompidou emerged as a candidate of the Gaullist party for the presidency of the republic and was elected, receiving in the second round more than 58% of votes. To the presidency was able to mitigate the negative effects of the devaluation of the franc, established relations with the Arab East, the first of the leaders of West African States visited China (1973). Pompidou died in Paris on April 2, 1974.