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Édith Cresson

Cresson at the Salon du Livre from Colmar in 2007.
Personal data
Date of birth27 January 1934(age 82)
Place of birthBoulogne-Billancourt, France
Political partySocialist Party
Alma materHEC Paris
ProfessionDiplomat
Civil servant
ReligionRoman Catholicism
European Commissioner for Research, Science and Technology
In office23 January 1995 - 12 September 1999
PresidentJacques Santer
Manuel Marín (Acting)
Succeeded byPhilippe Busquin
Preceded byAntonio Ruberti
Prime Minister of France
In office15 May 1991 - 2 April 1992
PresidentFrançois Mitterrand
Succeeded byPierre Bérégovoy
Preceded byMichel Rocard

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Édith Cresson (-fredit kʁɛsɔ̃; born Édith Campion; 27 January 1934) is a French politician. She was the first and so far only woman to have held the office of Prime Minister of France.


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