Michel Rocard

Michel Rocard AC OQ (French: [miʃɛl ʁɔkaʁ]; 23 August 1930 – 2 July 2016) was a French politician and a member of the Socialist Party (PS). He served as Prime Minister under François Mitterrand from 1988 to 1991, during which he created the Revenu minimum d'insertion (RMI), a social minimum welfare program for indigents, and achieved the Matignon Accords regarding the status of New Caledonia. He was a member of the European Parliament, and was strongly involved in European policies until 2009. In 2007, he joined a Commission under the authority of Nicolas Sarkozy's Minister of Education, Xavier Darcos.[1]

Michel Rocard
Rocard in 2012
Senator of Yvelines
In office
24 September 1995  18 November 1997
Member of the European Parliament
In office
19 July 1994  31 January 2009
First Secretary of the Socialist Party
In office
24 October 1993  19 June 1994
Preceded byLaurent Fabius
Succeeded byHenri Emmanuelli
Prime Minister of France
In office
10 May 1988  15 May 1991
PresidentFrançois Mitterrand
Preceded byJacques Chirac
Succeeded byÉdith Cresson
Minister of Agriculture
In office
22 March 1983  4 April 1985
PresidentFrançois Mitterrand
Prime MinisterPierre Mauroy
Laurent Fabius
Preceded byÉdith Cresson
Succeeded byHenri Nallet
Minister of Territorial Development
In office
22 May 1981  22 March 1983
PresidentFrançois Mitterrand
Prime MinisterPierre Mauroy
Preceded byFernand Icart
Succeeded byGaston Defferre
Mayor of Conflans-Sainte-Honorine
In office
25 March 1977  19 July 1994
Preceded byGilbert Legrand
Succeeded byJean-Paul Huchon
Member of the National Assembly for Yvelines
In office
23 June 1988  23 July 1988
Preceded byProportional representation
Succeeded byJean Guigné
ConstituencyYvelines's 7th
In office
2 April 1986  14 May 1988
Preceded byProportional representation
Succeeded byEnd of proportional representation
In office
3 April 1978  24 July 1981
Preceded byGérard Godon
Succeeded byMartine Frachon
ConstituencyYvelines's 3rd
In office
27 October 1969  1 April 1973
Preceded byPierre Clostermann
Succeeded byMarc Lauriol
ConstituencyYvelines's 4th
Personal details
Born(1930-08-23)23 August 1930
Courbevoie, France
Died2 July 2016(2016-07-02) (aged 85)
Paris, France
Political partyPS (1974-2016)
Other political
RelationsYves Rocard (father)
ChildrenFrancis Rocard
EducationLycée Louis-le-Grand
Alma materSciences Po, ÉNA
OccupationCivil Servant