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October 4, 2005

Poinot Leaves Angouleme Presidency

According to a summary article at, Yves Poinot has left his position as president of the festival at Angouleme and his position has been taken over by Domenica Brechoteau. The reason seems to be a variety of tricky issues concerning the changing structural formulation of the massive comics festival, and pressures put on its profitablity by various governmental authorities. Poinot had joined Angouleme as a volunteer in 1976 and assumed the presidency in 1996. The formal explanation given for Poinot's departure was "personal reasons."
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