Waldeck Rochet

Waldeck Rochet (5 April 1905, Sainte-Croix in Saône-et-Loire – 17 February 1983, Nanterre) was a French communist politician. He was General Secretary of the French Communist Party (PCF) from 1964 to 1972.

Read more about Waldeck Rochet:  Early Life and Career, After World War II

Other articles related to "waldeck rochet, rochet":

Waldeck Rochet - After World War II
... From that moment on, Rochet was elected in other constituencies Seine, then Seine-Saint-Denis (for Aubervilliers), until 1973 ... During those years, Rochet rose to the third most important position within the Party, after Thorez and Jacques Duclos ... Favorable to left-wing cooperation, Rochet directed the PCF votes towards François Mitterrand in the presidential elections of 1965 ...
French Communist Party - History - 1960s and 1970s
... Some months before his death, in 1964, Thorez handed over to Waldeck Rochet ... In foreign policy, under Waldeck Rochet's leadership, the PCF distanced itself from the Soviet Union ... Because of Waldeck Rochet's ill health, Jacques Duclos was the candidate at the 1969 presidential election ...