Pierre JOXE

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French Minister and Secretary of state (Mitterrand Government)

FrenchBorn Pierre JOXE

French Socialist politician

Born on November 28, 1934 in Paris, France , France (87 years)

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Graduate of the Ecole nationale d'administration, Joxe entered in the Court of Audit of France in the 1960s. While his father, Louis Joxe, was Justice Minister of Charles de Gaulle, Pierre Joxe got involved politics behind François Mitterrand, in the Convention of the Republican Institutions, then in the renewed Socialist Party (PS) in 1971. Considered as one of the guardsmen of the PS leader, he was elected deputy for Saone et Loire département in 1973. He presided the regional council of Bourgogne from 1979 to 1982.

In 1981, when François Mitterrand was elected President of France, he became Minister of Industry for only one month, before to lead the Socialist group in the French National Assembly. Then, he joined the cabinet as Interior Minister from 1984 to the Socialist defeat in the 1986 legislative election. President of the PS parliamentary group again, he returned in the Ministry of the Interior after the re-election of President Mitterrand in 1988. He was the authour of a new status for Corsica. In 1991, during the Gulf War, he replaced the resigning Defense Minister.


On March 1993, he gave up its political functions to lead the Court of Audit of France. Then, in 2001, he was nominated member of the Constitutional Council.

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