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Minister of Foreign Affairs for France Alain Juppe urges Security Council to pass Syrian resolution at the United Nations
Alain Juppe, Minister of Foreign Affairs for France, addresses the Security Council as he asks for support of the Arab League's peace plan for Syria at the United Nations on January 31, 2012 in New York City. The proposed plan calls for the transfer of power from Syrian President Bashar al-Assad to his deputy and for free elections to be held. UPI/Monika Graff
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Alain Marie Juppé (French pronunciation: ; born 15 August 1945) is a French politician currently serving as the Minister of Foreign Affairs. He also served as Prime Minister of France from 1995 to 1997 under President Jacques Chirac and the Minister of Defence and Veterans Affairs from 2010 to 2011. He had previously served as Minister of Foreign Affairs from 1993 to 1995, and as Minister of the Budget and Spokesman for the Government from 1986 to 1988.

In December 2004, Juppé was convicted of mishandling public funds. His political career was subsequently suspended until he was re-elected as Mayor of Bordeaux in October 2006. He served briefly as Minister of State for Ecology and Sustainable Development in 2007, but resigned in June 2007 after failing in his bid to be re-elected in the 2007 legislative election. He remains the Mayor of Bordeaux.

Alain Juppé was born in the commune of Mont-de-Marsan in the department of Landes in south-west France.

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