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Albin Chalandon (11 June 1920, in Reyrieux, Ain) is a French politician and a former minister.

Between 1968 and 1972, he was Minister of Public Works. And from 1986 until 1988, he was Minister of Justice.

Between 1967 and 1968, he was a member of the Union pour la nouvelle République, then between 1968 and 1976 he was a member of the Union of Democrats for the Republic and finally from 1986 until 1988 he was a member of the Rally for the Republic. In 1987, when he was Minister of Justice, he was involved in a politico-financial scandal as it was revealed that he had opened an illegal banking account at Chaumet, a luxury jewelry firm that promised high returns on capital by benefiting from rising diamond prices. When spot prices on diamonds fell, the company went bankrupt and its managers sentenced to respectively five and four years in prison.

He encouraged Rachida Dati to become a judge.

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