The Man Who Gets It Done

"France will be able to love him, because France loves a man of the people. His face, his entire way of being inspires confidence." So said François Mitterrand four years ago of the sturdy (6 ft. 2 in., 202 lbs.), diligent and impeccably tailored Socialist leader Pierre Mauroy, who is now the new President's Premier. If anything, Mitterrand's assessment rings even more true today. While Mitterrand stayed secluded, Mauroy (pronounced Mawr-wah) led the party's campaign, winning the confidence of voters with his calm advocacy of socialism and the image of a practical man more interested in solving...

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