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Alain Émile Louis Marie Poher was a French politician. He was president of the French Senate from 3 October 1968 to 1 October 1992. Because of this he was interim President of France twice.[1]

Alain Poher
Alain Poher en 1968.JPG
Acting President of France
In office
3 April 1974 – 27 May 1974
Prime MinisterPierre Messmer
Preceded byGeorges Pompidou
Succeeded byValéry Giscard d'Estaing
In office
28 April 1969 – 20 June 1969
Prime MinisterPierre Messmer
Preceded byCharles de Gaulle
Succeeded byGeorges Pompidou
Co-Prince of Andorra
In office
3 April 1974 – 27 May 1974
Preceded byGeorges Pompidou
Succeeded byValéry Giscard d'Estaing
In office
28 April 1969 – 20 June 1969
Preceded byCharles de Gaulle
Succeeded byGeorges Pompidou
President of the Senate
In office
2 October 1968 – 2 October 1992
Preceded byGaston Monnerville
Succeeded byRené Monory
President of the European Parliament
In office
7 March 1966 – 11 March 1969
Preceded byVictor Leemans
Succeeded byMario Scelba
Personal details
Born
Alain Émile Louis Marie Poher

(1909-04-17)17 April 1909
Ablon-sur-Seine, France
Died9 December 1996(1996-12-09) (aged 87)
Paris, France
Political partyPopular Republican Movement (Before 1967)
Democratic Centre (1967–1976)
Centre of Social Democrats (1976–1995)
Democratic Force (1995–1996)
Other political
affiliations
Union for French Democracy (1978–1996)
Alma materMines ParisTech
Sciences Po

ReferencesEdit

  1. Johnson, Douglas (9 December 1996). "Obituary: Alain Poher". Independent. Retrieved 21 September 2016.