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Walter Mondale, a leading liberal Democratic voice of the late 20th century who was U.S. vice-president under Jimmy Carter and lost in a historic landslide to Ronald Reagan in the 1984 presidenti­al election, died on Monday at age 93, according to media reports.

Mondale, the first major U.S. party presidenti­al nominee to pick a woman running mate, Geraldine Ferraro, died in Minneapoli­s, according to a family representa­tive quoted by Axios.

Widely known as “Fritz,” Mondale believed in an activist government and worked for civil rights, school integratio­n, consumer protection and farm and labour interests as a U.S. senator and VP during Carter’s presidency. He also served as U.S. ambassador to Japan from 1993 to 1996 under Bill Clinton.

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