Saturday, August 25, 2007

French ex-PM Raymond Barre dies

Raymond Barre, the centrist technocrat who served as French prime minister for five years from 1976 to 1981, has died in Paris at the age of 83. --- He succeeded Jacques Chirac in the post, serving under President Valery Giscard d'Estaing who called him "France's best economist".


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