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Paul Quilès (born 27 January 1942) is a French Socialist politician.

Paul Quilès
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French Minister of the Interior
In office
PresidentFrançois Mitterrand
Prime MinisterPierre Bérégovoy
Preceded byPhilippe Marchand
Succeeded byCharles Pasqua
Personal details
Born (1942-01-27) 27 January 1942 (age 77)
Sig, French Algeria
Political partySocialist Party
Alma materÉcole Polytechnique


He was born in Sig, Algeria.

Deputy of Tarn département, close to Laurent Fabius, he was Defense Minister from 1985 to 1986, after the Rainbow Warrior scandal. He was Interior Minister from 1992 to 1993, then chairman of the Defense commission in the French National Assembly from 1997 to 2002.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Charles Hernu
Minister of Defense
Succeeded by
André Giraud
Preceded by
Philippe Marchand
Minister of the Interior
Succeeded by
Charles Pasqua