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March 17, 1998 | JOHN-THOR DAHLBURG, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The left has resumed its reconquest of large chunks of the French political landscape by outscoring center-right incumbents in the densely populated Paris and Marseilles areas in regional elections held over the weekend. Before Sunday's balloting, the Socialists and their Communist and ecologist allies, though in control of the Parliament and national government in Paris, held a majority in just two of mainland France's 21 regional councils.
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March 19, 2001 | MARJORIE MILLER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The French left won control of Paris City Hall on Sunday in municipal elections that spelled the end of 130 years of right-wing rule over the capital and shook the power base of conservative President Jacques Chirac. The Socialist Party candidate for mayor, Bertrand Delanoe, clasped his hands over his head and called his historic victory the "renewal of democracy" in Paris. "I'll be the mayor of all Parisians," he promised.
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June 3, 1997 | JOHN-THOR DAHLBURG, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The French have seen the future, and opted instead for the past. Their choice of a Socialist-controlled National Assembly on Sunday was disastrous for President Jacques Chirac, who himself provoked the upset by summoning voters to the polls 10 months early. He has been badly wounded, perhaps mortally for his prestige and authority.
NEWS
March 17, 1998 | JOHN-THOR DAHLBURG, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The left has resumed its reconquest of large chunks of the French political landscape by outscoring center-right incumbents in the densely populated Paris and Marseilles areas in regional elections held over the weekend. Before Sunday's balloting, the Socialists and their Communist and ecologist allies, though in control of the Parliament and national government in Paris, held a majority in just two of mainland France's 21 regional councils.
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June 20, 1994 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Michel Rocard resigned as head of the French Socialist Party and was replaced by former National Assembly President Henri Emmanuelli, who took over as provisional party chief. Rocard, the party's likely presidential candidate, resigned after a no-confidence vote by the party's national council. The move followed the Socialists' disastrous results in last weekend's European Parliament elections when they received only 14.4% of the vote, their worst score in decades.
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March 22, 1990 | RONE TEMPEST, TIMES STAFF WRITER
After a scolding from French President Francois Mitterrand, feuding Socialist Party leaders called a truce Wednesday in a bitter, oddly premature power struggle to see who will succeed him as the party's next presidential candidate.
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March 21, 1989 | RONE TEMPEST, Times Staff Writer
Lyon and Paris were swept by candidates from the political right. Marseilles fell to a maverick brain surgeon who had been expelled from the Socialist Party for not following orders. So why was Socialist Premier Michel Rocard smiling so broadly Monday as final results of this weekend's nationwide municipal elections were announced? "It is a beautiful and full victory," said Rocard.
NEWS
March 20, 1989
French President Francois Mitterrand's governing Socialists emerged the big winners in the second round of municipal elections, winning control of several large cities from the conservative and center-right parties. Conservative bastions such as Strasbourg, Mulhouse, Brest, Dunkirk, Orleans and Avignon fell into Socialist hands.
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February 5, 1995 | Associated Press
Former Socialist leader Lionel Jospin won an upset victory to become the party's candidate to succeed French President Francois Mitterrand in spring elections. Results from the primary race announced Saturday gave Jospin 66% of votes cast by party members, compared to 34% for Henri Emmanuelli, the first party secretary. Jospin, a 57-year-old former education minister, had been favored in public opinion polls.
NEWS
March 19, 2001 | MARJORIE MILLER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The French left won control of Paris City Hall on Sunday in municipal elections that spelled the end of 130 years of right-wing rule over the capital and shook the power base of conservative President Jacques Chirac. The Socialist Party candidate for mayor, Bertrand Delanoe, clasped his hands over his head and called his historic victory the "renewal of democracy" in Paris. "I'll be the mayor of all Parisians," he promised.
NEWS
June 3, 1997 | JOHN-THOR DAHLBURG, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The French have seen the future, and opted instead for the past. Their choice of a Socialist-controlled National Assembly on Sunday was disastrous for President Jacques Chirac, who himself provoked the upset by summoning voters to the polls 10 months early. He has been badly wounded, perhaps mortally for his prestige and authority.
NEWS
June 2, 1997 | JOHN-THOR DAHLBURG, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The opposition Socialists and their allies swept back into control of France's Parliament and government Sunday after convincing most of the French that leftist leaders and policies could best protect their jobs, rights and way of life in a fast-changing world. The No.
NEWS
February 5, 1995 | Associated Press
Former Socialist leader Lionel Jospin won an upset victory to become the party's candidate to succeed French President Francois Mitterrand in spring elections. Results from the primary race announced Saturday gave Jospin 66% of votes cast by party members, compared to 34% for Henri Emmanuelli, the first party secretary. Jospin, a 57-year-old former education minister, had been favored in public opinion polls.
NEWS
June 20, 1994 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Michel Rocard resigned as head of the French Socialist Party and was replaced by former National Assembly President Henri Emmanuelli, who took over as provisional party chief. Rocard, the party's likely presidential candidate, resigned after a no-confidence vote by the party's national council. The move followed the Socialists' disastrous results in last weekend's European Parliament elections when they received only 14.4% of the vote, their worst score in decades.
NEWS
April 3, 1992 | RONE TEMPEST, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In previous political incarnations, Edith Cresson had earned a reputation as a fighter and tough campaigner. But in her brief, unhappy 10-month stint as prime minister, the first woman in history to hold the job as head of the French government, Cresson-the-fighter was knocked out almost before she could get in the ring.
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April 3, 1992 | RONE TEMPEST, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Struggling to revive his flagging 11-year rule, French President Francois Mitterrand on Thursday named Finance Minister Pierre Beregovoy as prime minister, replacing embattled, unpopular Edith Cresson, who lasted only 10 months as the country's first woman head of government. The appointment of Beregovoy, 66, a self-taught economist credited with holding a lid on inflation, was promptly welcomed in the financial community.
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June 13, 1988 | STANLEY MEISLER, Times Staff Writer
President Francois Mitterrand's Socialist Party, despite large gains, failed to win a majority of seats in elections for the National Assembly on Sunday, clouding the French political scene with confusion and intrigue. To govern well, Mitterrand and Premier Michel Rocard, a Socialist appointed only a month ago, will probably try to seek support in the next few days from outside their party, most likely from centrists who are now part of the large conservative coalition.
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April 3, 1992 | RONE TEMPEST, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In previous political incarnations, Edith Cresson had earned a reputation as a fighter and tough campaigner. But in her brief, unhappy 10-month stint as prime minister, the first woman in history to hold the job as head of the French government, Cresson-the-fighter was knocked out almost before she could get in the ring.
NEWS
April 2, 1992 | Associated Press
Premier Edith Cresson, named less than 11 months ago as France's first woman prime minister, resigned today following devastating election setbacks for the governing Socialist Party. She was replaced by Finance Minister Pierre Beregovoy, the office of President Francois Mitterrand announced. Cresson, named premier last May by Mitterrand, has shouldered much of the blame for two humiliating election defeats for the Socialists the past two Sundays.
NEWS
March 30, 1992 | From Associated Press
Embattled Prime Minister Edith Cresson narrowly won a runoff election Sunday for a regional council seat, and one of her Cabinet ministers lost as the governing Socialists suffered their second poor election showing in a week. The results reinforced expectations of a major Cabinet shake-up within the next few days, possibly including the ouster of Cresson as prime minister.
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