Mollet, Guy

(1905-1975)
   political figure
   Guy Mollet, a statesman and socialist leader who served as premier of France, was born in Flers, Pas-de-Calais, and educated in Le Havre. He taught English in Arras and, during World War II, served in the resistance (Libération-Nord). Mayor of Arras (1945), a deputy (1946), and secretary-general of the socialist Party (sFio), he served in a number of governments of the fourth republic. After the Republican Front's victory (Socialists and Radicals of pierre mendès-france), in the January 1956 legislative elections, Mollet assumed the premiership. During his 16 months in office, he brought France through the suez crisis (November-December 1956) and the transition in French sub-Saha-ran Africa and in Algeria. He also adopted laws in favor of workers and signed the Treaty of Rome (March 1957). Tax increases in May 1957 forced his resignation. In late 1958, he supported General charles de gaulle in his candidacy for the presidency of the republic, a move that forced Mollet to resign his leadership of the socialist party. He then served as one of the four state ministers in de Gaulle's first cabinet (June 1958), but resigned in January 1959 over disagreements concerning the budget. In 1965, Mollet supported François Mitterrand in the latter's unsuccessful bid for the presidency, and at the same time sought to block a proposed alignment of the socialists with the Christian Democrats. In 1966, in a shadow cabinet formed by de Gaulle's opposition, Mollet was assigned the role of foreign minister. From 1967 to 1969, he served as vice president of a coalition, the Federation of the Left, and in 1973 was again elected mayor of Arras and deputy to the National Assembly.

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  • Mollet, Guy — born Dec. 31, 1905, Flers de l Orne, France died Oct. 3, 1975, Paris French politician. An English teacher in Arras, he joined the Socialist Party in 1921 and became head of the socialist teachers union in 1939. After serving in World War II, he… …   Universalium

  • Mollet, Guy — ► (1905 75) Político francés. Fue varias veces ministro y presidente de la Asamblea consultiva del Consejo de Europa. * * * (31 dic. 1905, Flers de l Orne, Francia–3 oct. 1975, París). Político francés. Profesor de inglés en Arras, se integró al… …   Enciclopedia Universal

  • Mollet — Mollet, Guy …   Enciclopedia Universal

  • Guy Mollet — en 1959. Guy Mollet (Flers, 31 de diciembre de 1905 – París, 3 de octubre de 1975) fue un político socialista francés, que ejerció como Primer Ministro entre 1956 y 1957, durante la época de la IV República. Lideró la sección francesa de la… …   Wikipedia Español

  • MOLLET (G.) — MOLLET GUY (1905 1975) Né à Flers (Orne) dans une famille modeste, pupille de la nation, Guy Mollet fait ses études comme boursier à la faculté des lettres de Lille. De 1936 à 1944, il mène de front ses activités de professeur d’anglais à Arras,… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Guy — /guy/; Fr. /gee/, n. a male given name: from a Germanic word meaning woods. * * * (as used in expressions) Bolton Guy Reginald Burgess Guy Francis de Moncy Dorchester of Dorchester Guy Carleton 1st Baron Fawkes Guy Guy Blaché Alice Alice Guy… …   Universalium

  • Guy Mollet — Pour les articles homonymes, voir Mollet (homonymie). Guy Mollet Guy Mollet en 1959 Mandats …   Wikipédia en Français

  • mollet — 1. mollet, ette [ mɔlɛ, ɛt ] adj. • XIIe; dimin. de mol, mou ♦ Un peu mou, agréablement mou au toucher. Lit mollet. ⇒ douillet, doux. Pain mollet : petit pain blanc à mie légère. Œuf mollet, cuit dans sa coquille le temps nécessaire pour que le… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • guy — guy1 /guy/, n., v., guyed, guying. n. 1. Informal. a man or boy; fellow: He s a nice guy. 2. Usually, guys. Informal. persons of either sex; people: Could one of you guys help me with this? 3. Chiefly Brit. Slang. a grotesquely dressed person. 4 …   Universalium

  • Guy — (as used in expressions) Bolton, Guy (Reginald) Burgess, Guy (Francis de Moncy) Dorchester (de Dorchester), Guy Carleton, 1 barón Fawkes, Guy Guy Blaché, Alice Alice Guy Lombardo, Guy (Albert) Maupassant, (Henry René Albert) Guy de Mollet, Guy… …   Enciclopedia Universal

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