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Paul Quilès, figure of Mitterrandism, is dead


The former minister, who has always remained loyal to the socialist president, died this Friday at the age of 79.

Many remember the photo of the victory in which he appeared at Place de la Bastille on May 10, 1981, to get François Mitterrand acclaimed.

Paul Quilès had been his formidably efficient campaign manager, chosen for this faithful efficiency.

Last May 10, tired, wearing an elegant black hat, he had all the same gone to this same place on which the victory of the one he had served all his life had been celebrated 40 years earlier.

Along with the other witnesses of this time, still numerous, from Pierre Joxe to Lionel Jospin, Jean Glavany and many others, Paul Quilès always defended with the same ardor and with conviction the memory of François Mitterrand.

Without any reservations.

He died this Friday in Paris, at the age of 79, his daughter told AFP.

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Born in January 1942 in Saint-Denis-du-Sig in Algeria from an officer father and a teacher mother, Paul Quilès went to Polytechnique and worked for fifteen years as an engineer before

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Source: lefigaro

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