The disappearance of a figure on the left. On Wednesday April 26, former Secretary of State in the Rocard government Tony Dreyfus died at the age of 84, according to an announcement from his relatives to Agence France-Presse. He was also the father of media man Louis Dreyfus.
A member of the Socialist Party, he had been a deputy from 1997 to 2012, mayor of the 10th arrondissement of Paris from 1995 to 2008 and a business lawyer. Secretary of State from 1988 to 1991, he was responsible for the social economy.
Tony Dreyfus then enjoyed special status "with the Prime Minister", his friend Michel Rocard, of whom he was one of the most eminent advisers. The PS mayor of Paris Anne Hidalgo greeted on Wednesday the one who "had participated in the formidable adventure of the left in Paris". "I am losing a generous, benevolent friend, who accompanied me in my first steps as an elected official," she added on Twitter. She said that "Paris will pay tribute to her", without further details.
Tony Dreyfus is gone. Mayor of the 10th, he had participated in the formidable adventure of the left in Paris. I am losing a generous, benevolent friend who accompanied me in my first steps as an elected official. Thoughts moved to his wife Françoise and his family. Paris will pay homage to him. https://t.co/ahiAVAjg3p