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French politician Pierre Beregovoy

Pierre Eugène Bérégovoy (December 23, 1925 - May 1, 1993) was a French Socialist politician. He served as Prime Minister under François Mitterrand from 1992 to 1993.

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Early career

Pierre Bérégovoy started his professional life at the age of 16 as a qualified metal worker. He got involved in politics following from his involvement in the French resistance while working at SNCF during World War II.

Death

Pierre Bérégovoy died on May 1, 1993, in Paris after being transported by helicopter from Nevers (Nièvre), where he had been found an hour earlier, in a coma with a bullet in the head. Police investigators ruled his death as a suicide, confirming his bodyguard's deposition, who claimed the former prime minister was with him when he grabbed the guard's gun. Most of Pierre Bérégovoy's close friends have admitted that he had been depressed ever since he lost the March legislative elections, but his spouse did express some doubt, mainly because he had not left a suicide note.

On the 10th anniversary of his death, in 2003, the assassination theory resurfaced in the media. According to this extremely controversial theory, Pierre Bérégovoy was killed in order to cover up some scandals that implicated the president, François Mitterrand. The main argument for this theory is the few similar cases in the president's entourage:

NB: in France, this theory is not widely believed.

Bérégovoy's ministry, 2 April 1992 - 29 March 1993

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Preceded by:
Nicole Questiaux
Minister of Social Affairs and National Solidarity
1982–1984
Succeeded by:
Georgina Dufoix

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Preceded by:
Édouard Balladur
Minister of the Economy, Finance, and Privatization
1988–1992
Succeeded by:
Michel Sapin
Preceded by:
Edith Cresson
Prime Minister of France
1992–1993
Succeeded by:
Édouard Balladur

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