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French Edouard BALLADUR

French politician who served as Prime Minister of France under François Mitterrand

Source :  Aliénor SHLouis MORIN

Born: on May 02, 1929 in Izmir, Turkey  (89 years)


Balladur was born in Izmir, Turkey, to an ethnic Armenian family with five children and longstanding ties to France. His family emigrated to Marseille in the mid-to-late 1930s.

In 1957, Balladur married Marie-Josèphe Delacour, with whom he had four sons.

Balladur started his political career in 1964 as an advisor to Prime Minister Georges Pompidou. After Pompidou's election as President of France in 1969, Balladur was appointed under-secretary general of the presidency then secretary general from 1973 to Pompidou's death in 1974.

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