Talk:Pierre Bérégovoy

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The author of the article is clearly disturbed by the "theory" Bérégovoy was assassinated. Yet many articles in much of the French press suggest that political assassination is not a rarety under the Vth French Republic. Numerous leading politicians are either thought to have been assassinated or else have died under mysterious circumstances, starting under the first president of the Vth Republic, General de Gaulle (Ben Barka, the Moroccan opposition leader), then under the third president Giscard d'Estaing (de Broglie co-founder of the Republican Party with Giscard d'Estaing, Fontanet, ex-Minister, Robert Boulin long-serving Gaullist minister known for his integrity and possible future Prime Minister) followed by those whose demise under the fourth president Mitterand led also to a swirl of unsavory rumors (the list is rather long but it includes a number of Mitterand's "friends" such as, apart from those mentioned in the Wikipedia article on Bérégovoy, Réné Bousquet, close friend and backer of Mitterand, ex-head of the Vichy police, Patrice Pelat an eager financial dealer, and Jean-Edern Hallier, author and Mitterand critic, who was meant to have died by falling off his bicycle). It is not clear on what basis the author claims an intimate knowledge of French public opinion.


His career[edit]

The article only briefly mentions the career of Pierre Bérégovoy, almost all the article is about his suicide. I do not know much about mr Bérégovoy, but someone who does should write something about his career. J-C V 00:59, 18 February 2006 (UTC)


Pierre Bérégvoy's name[edit]

In the introduction it says Pierre Eugène Bérégovoy. In the death section it says Guy Pierre Bérégovoy. What is correct?

I don't know where that "Guy" came from - I've removed it. Thermaland 20:49, 12 December 2006 (UTC)

The Death section[edit]

This section badly needs references as it is a controversial subject. I'll take a look and see if I can find anything. As it is now, the section almost uncritically presents the murder theory as the true one. I have already removed some sentences that seemed to be original research.

I would be very helpful if somebody knowledgeable about the subject could take a look at it! J-C V (talk) 04:03, 26 January 2008 (UTC)

It’s not only on the interpretation of the facts, but on the facts themselves. For example, he was by all accounts killed by a single bullet; two shots were heard, but the first one was probably Bérégovoy trying the gun out. 81.249.4.184 (talk) 21:56, 15 May 2008 (UTC)