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Poher, Alain

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Born: 1909 AD
Died: 1996 AD, at 87 years of age.

Nationality: French
Categories: Politician

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1909 - Born in Ablon-sur-Seine, Seine-et-Oise on the 17th of April.

1968 - He was president of the French Senate and served twice as the country's interim president.

1969 - Poher's first stint as interim president came on 29th of April, when Charles de Gaulle resigned.

         - He attempted formally to run for the office, but particularly because he did not have a longstanding party machine behind his bid.

         - He lost in the second round to Georges Pompidou and re-assumed his senate presidency once Pompidou was sworn in on the 20th of June.

1974 - Pompidou died in office on the 2nd of April, and Poher served again as interim president until election winner Valéry Giscard d'Estaing was sworn in on the 27th of May.

1996 - Died on the 9th of December.

 

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