France 1815 to 2003


 
After de Gaulle: Pompidou, 1969-74 and Giscard, 1974-81
 
 

 


 
 

Timeline

 
 

 

1969
June Pompidou elected president

1970
9 November Death of de Gaulle

1971
April Manifeste des 343 Le Nouvel Observateur in
favour of legalising abortion June Re-uni.cation of the
socialist movement at Congr?s d??pinay

1972
June PS and PCF sign up a common programme
July Chaban is sacked by Pompidou

1973
October Huge oil price rise with grave consequences
the economy

1974
2 April Pompidou dies May Val?ry Giscard
d'Estaing wins presidential elections
June Jacques Chirac becomes prime minister

1975
17 January Veil law legalises abortion
June Law allowing divorce by consent

1976
August Raymond Barre becomes prime minister
December Creation of the Gaullist RPR

1977
September PS/PCF union breaks down

1978
February UDF established
March Right wins elections

1979
July Second oil crisis

1981
May Fran?ois Mitterrand wins presidential election