André Méric

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André Méric (14 August 1913 in Toulouse – 14 August 1993 in Calmont, Haute-Garonne)[1] wis a French politeecian who wis Senator o Haute-Garonne frae 1948 tae 1988 an Preses of Socialist group in the Senate frae 1980 tae 1988.

Biografie[eedit | eedit soorce]

Committit as a teenager in the Young Socialists, André Méric equally amang early in life. Apprentice mechanic, the young André forms tae acome accountant, qualifyin it gets on the eve o his depairtur for militar service in 1939. Efter the airmistice, he joined the Resistance, but he wis arrestit an deportit tae the camp o Rava-Ruska, in East Proushie. Efter the Leeberation, he wis electit tae the General Cooncil o Haute-Garonne an became, three years later, the youngest senator o Fraunce at thirty-five years o age. He wis electit mayor o Calmont in 1955 an aw.

Vice-Preses o the Cooncil o the Republic an the Senate frae 1956 tae 1980, he replacit Alain Poher at the heid o the Upper Hoose in 1969 when he became interim Preses of the Republic. In 1980, the socialist senators chose tae chair the group. The follaein year, Andre Meric is pairt o the poleetical cooncil o the Socialist Pairty nominee in presidential elections, François Mitterrand.

In 1987, he wis appointit Vice-Chairman o the Committee tae Review the draft resolution on the indictment afore the Heich Court o Juistice o Christian Nucci, umwhile Unner-Meenister for Cooperation an Development. In 1988, he joined the second Rocard govrenment as Secretary o State for Veterans an War Victims an passed a special status for the preesoners o the Viet Minh durin the Indocheenae War. In 1991, he annooncit his retirement frae politics.

Poleetical offices
Precedit bi
Alain Poher
Acting Preses o the Senate
1969
Succeedit bi
Alain Poher
Precedit bi
Marcel Champeix
Leader o Socialist Group in the Senate
1980–1988
Succeedit bi
Claude Estier
Leader o the Opposition in the Senate
1980–1988
Precedit bi
Jacques Mellick
Secretary o State for Veterans an War Victims
1988–1991
Succeedit bi
Louis Mexandeau

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. CV at Senate website (in French).