Maurice Bourges-Maunoury
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Maurice Bourges-Maunoury

Maurice Bourgès-Maunoury
76th Prime Minister of France

13 June 1957 - 6 November 1957
Guy Mollet
Félix Gaillard
Personal details
Maurice Jean Marie Bourgès-Maunoury

19 August 1914
Died10 February 1993(1993-02-10) (aged 78)
Political partyRadical
Maurice Bourgès-Maunoury (L) meeting Israeli Finance Minister Levi Eshkol during a visit to Israel in 1958

Maurice Jean Marie Bourgès-Maunoury (French pronunciation: ​[mis bus monu?i, mo?-]; 19 August 1914, in Luisant, Eure-et-Loir - 10 February 1993, in Paris) was a French Radical politician who served as the Prime Minister in the Fourth Republic during 1957.

He is famous, especially, for fulfilling a prominent ministerial role in the government during the Suez Crisis.[]

Prime minister

He became Prime Minister in June 1957.

While he was Prime Minister, the French Government achieved Parliamentary ratification of the Treaty of Rome.

He was succeeded as Prime Minister in November 1957 by Félix Gaillard.


As minister of Interior, he nominated the controversial Maurice Papon at the head of the Prefecture of Police in 1958, functions which he kept during the 1961 Paris massacre.


He died in Paris in 1993.[]

Bourgès-Maunoury's Ministry, 13 June - 6 November 1957


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