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May 18, 1981
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— French President-elect Francois Mitterrand has invited Labor Party chairman Shimon Peres to attend his inauguration on May 25, Maariv reported Sunday. The paper said Peres might be unable to attend because of his total preoccupation in the election campaign. Peres has been on friendly terms with Mitterrand for more than two decades. The two men spoke by telephone last Monday, the day after the French election. Peres told a Labor Party meeting that Mitterrand had responded to his (Peres) congratulations by expressing the hope that Peres would “follow suit.

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