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FRANCE-Mitterrand s Twisted Legacy

Mitterrand's Twisted Legacy Frederic F Clairmont Mitterrand's death occurred in the immediate aftermath of the most vigorous class struggles and social convulsions that France has experienced. Joblessness, according to official statistics, has spilled over 12 per cent; in reality it hovers around 19 per cent; and for the stricken Arab and African youth in the rotting urban ghettos, these grim numbers already outstrip 35 per cent. Between 1981, from Mitterrand's enthronement, to the end of 1995, the bourgeoisie's dividends and profits ballooned by 9.25 per cent yearly against the rise of 0.18 per cent in labour's earnings. These are among the exploitative legacies of mitterrandist misrule.

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