Editors. "Waddington becomes French Prime Minister". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 30 December 2011
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William Henry Waddington becomes French prime minister. He is forced to resign the post before the end of the year: despite attempting to keep peace between the radicals and reactionaries, this ultimately loses him the support of both parties.