This Wednesday, July 29, former minister Albin Chalandon died at the age of 100. On her Twitter account, Rachida Dati paid her a magnificent tribute.

He died a hundred years old. This Wednesday, July 29, the former minister Albin Chalandon died in his hundredth year. Minister of Justice between 1986 and 1988 in the cohabitation government of Jacques Chirac, he was also deputy of the North and Hauts-de-Seine but also Minister of Equipment and Housing from 1968 to 1972. Born June 11 1920 in Reyrieux, Albin Chalandon joined the Resistance during World War II and participated in the Liberation of Paris in 1944. He began his career at the Inspectorate of Finances, before becoming a member of Léon Blum’s cabinet. Four years after joining the RPF, he created the Banque commerciale de Paris and then became secretary general of the UNR alongside the General de Gaulle. He then joined the government as Minister of Industry Georges Pompidou from May to July 1968, then Minister of Equipment and Housing in governments Couve de Murville (1968-69) and Chaban-Delmas (1969-72).

In 1986, Albin Chalandon was appointed Keeper of the Seals in the government of Jacques Chirac. A few years earlier, he had helped Rachida Dati to get into politics. While she was a student in economics and nursing assistant, the former candidate for mayor of Paris was invited by her mentor to lunch. Years of friendship followed. “One day, she arrives. I hear that she goes around the bedrooms upstairs, greeting everyone. Meeting in a neighboring room General Georgelin watching over her mother, Rachida invites them to share a couscous in the bedroom. from Albin “, wrote the journalist Catherine nay about her husband and the one he took under his wing. ATfter the announcement of Albin Chalandon’s death, Rachida Dati paid him a moving tribute on her Twitter account.

Rachida Dati says goodbye to “a member of the family”

“There wouldn’t have been a great statesman if he hadn’t been a great man. Today I can’t find the words. I’m in too much grief.”, wrote the politician. Very close toAlbin Chalandon, Rachida Dati said goodbye to a big brother. “As for mom and my father, I lose a member of my family. Zohra and I are with Catherine Nay, whom he loved with a deep love”, she concluded. Eric Dupont-Moretti also had a tender thought for the former Minister of Justice. “With the death of Albin Chalandon, France loses one of its Liberation fighters, the Republic one of its great servants and the Ministry of Justice one of its former Guards, wrote the current Keeper of the Seals. moment, I think with emotion of his wife, his children and his relatives. ” Grand’Croix of the Legion of Honor and Croix-de-Guerre 39-45, Albin Chalandon was the father of three children and shared the life of Catherine Nay.

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