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Édith Cresson: Prime Minister, France, 1991-1992

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Édith Cresson: Prime Minister, France, 1991-1992

Édith Cresson was appointed Prime Minister in 1991 by President Francois Mitterand, and served for a term of one year, in which she was known for making outspoken and controversial comments. Prior to becoming Prime Minister, Cresson served as Deputy National Secretary of the Socialist Party, Member of the European Parliament, Minister for Agriculture, Minister for Trade, and Minister for Industry and Development. From 1995-1999, she was the European Commissioner for Education, Research, and Social Services.

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