Édith Cresson

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Édith Cresson
Prime Minister of France
In office
15 May 1991 – 2 April 1992
PresidentFrançois Mitterrand
Preceded byMichel Rocard
Succeeded byPierre Bérégovoy
European Commissioner for Research, Science and Technology
In office
23 January 1995 – 12 September 1999
PresidentJacques Santer
Manuel Marín (Acting)
Preceded byAntonio Ruberti
Succeeded byPhilippe Busquin
Personal details
Born (1934-01-27) 27 January 1934 (age 89)
Boulogne-Billancourt, France
Political partySocialist Party
Spouse(s)Jacques Cresson
Alma materHEC Paris

Édith Cresson (French pronunciation: ​[edit kʁɛsɔ̃]; born Édith Campion, 27 January 1934) is a French politician. She is the first woman to have held the office of Prime Minister of France from 1991 through 1992. During her tenure, many criticized her for being racist.[1][2]

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