Mauroy, Pierre (pyĕr môrwäˈ) [key], 1928–, French politician. Educated at the École National d'Apprentissage de Cachan, he was a teacher and an active member of the new Socialist party from the 1960s. During the 1970s, he was second only to François Mitterrand in the party. As premier from 1982 to 1984, his policies were left wing, but his credibility did not survive when Mitterrand moved economically to the right and Laurent Fabius became premier. Mauroy defeated Fabius for the party leadership in 1988 and worked to unify the party for future elections until he was replaced by Fabius in 1992.
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