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UPI Almanac for Monday, June 3, 2013.
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A French vote shock?

A French vote shock?

PARIS, April 16 (UPI) -- If momentum and popular enthusiasm can transform a country's politics, France faces a dramatic shock in Sunday's first round of presidential elections.
MARTIN WALKER, UPI Editor Emeritus

France's next leader?

PARIS, Oct. 17 (UPI) -- French President Nicolas Sarkozy will be looking over his shoulder at Francois Hollande, the man with the best chance to replace him in next year's elections.
MARTIN WALKER, UPI Editor Emeritus

Aubry wins French Socialist leadership

PARIS, Nov. 22 (UPI) -- A razor-thin victory by Martine Aubry for the leadership of the French Socialist Party has set the stage for more factionalism on the Left, analysts say.

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UPI Almanac for Tuesday, June 3, 2008.
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UPI almanac for Sunday, June 3, 2007.
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Jospin quits French presidential race

PARIS, Sept. 28 (UPI) -- Former French Prime Minister Lionel Jospin announced Thursday he was withdrawing as an opposition Socialist presidential candidate for next year's election.

Jospin's return creates political rift

PARIS, Sept. 1 (UPI) -- Ségolène Royal's campaign for the Socialist nomination in the French presidential election next year has reportedly run into its first trouble in Paris.

Jospin may run in French party primary

PARIS, Aug. 28 (UPI) -- France's former Socialist Prime Minister Lionel Jospin appears back in politics to go against the popular Segolene Royal in the party presidential primary.

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Today is Saturday, June 3, the 154th day of 2006 with 211 to follow.
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France scandal trial opens in September

PARIS, July 7 (UPI) -- Nineteen defendants will appear in court in September to answer allegations of scandals surrounding France's student health insurance company during the 1990s.

Former PM writes book on world

PARIS, July 7 (UPI) -- Former French Prime Minister Lionel Jospin has found a new vocation: author.

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Today is Friday, June 3, the 154th day of 2005 with 211 to follow.
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Former PM backs European constitution

PARIS, Sept. 23 (UPI) -- Former Prime Minister Lionel Jospin says "oui" to Europe's constitution, despite reservations fracturing France's leftist opposition.
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Lionel Jospin
JER2000022402 - 24 FEBRUARY 2000 - JERUSALEM, ISRAEL: French Prime Minister Lionel Jospin answers questions at a joint press conference with Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Barak in Jerusalem, February 24, 2000. French Prim Minister Lionel Jospin will be in the region for four days and hold meetings with high Israeli and Palestinian officials. rw/Debbie Hill UPI

Lionel Jospin (French pronunciation: ; born 12 July 1937) is a French politician who served as Prime Minister of France from 1997 to 2002.

Jospin was the Socialist Party candidate for President of France in the elections of 1995 and 2002. He was narrowly defeated in the final runoff election by Jacques Chirac in 1995. He ran for President again in 2002, and was stunningly eliminated in the first round due to finishing behind both Chirac and the far-right candidate Jean-Marie Le Pen, following which he immediately announced his retirement from politics.

Lionel Jospin was born to a Protestant family in Meudon (Hauts-de-Seine), a suburb of Paris. He studied at Institut d'études politiques de Paris and the École nationale d'administration (ENA). He was active in the UNEF students' union, protesting against the war in Algeria (1954–62). He completed his military service as an officer in charge of armoured training in Trier (Germany).

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