Definition of Mitterrand, François in English:

Mitterrand, François

proper noun

  • (1916–96), French statesman; president 1981–95; full name François Maurice Marie Mitterrand. As president, he initially moved to raise basic wages, increase social benefits, nationalize key industries, and decentralize government. When the Socialist Party lost its majority vote in the 1986 general election and right-wing Jacques Chirac became the prime minister, there was a reversal of some policies.


Mitterrand, François