• Short Summary

    Gerard Nicoud is a young cafe owner likely to wield considerable influence in the French general elections due in six months time.

  • Description

    Gerard Nicoud is a young cafe owner likely to wield considerable influence in the French general elections due in six months time.

    Aged 25, he's the leader of the militant small shopkeepers' union, CID-UNATI, which claims nearly 200,000 members in France.

    From his headquarters in the small village of La Batie-Montgascon, near Lyons, M. Nicoud campaigns for the rights of small businessmen in what he sees as a battle for the French way of life.

    He condemns supermarkets and what he has described as "the cult of profitability."
    M. Nicoud has pressed the Government for tax relief for small businessmen and is now trying to win seats on pension boards to improve the lot of retired shopkeepers and artisans.

    Last November, M. Nicoud was sent to prison for fourteen months after he led attacks by his supporters on Government tax offices. In July, however, he was pardoned by President Pompidou and again took up his campaign against the Government and big business.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA12Z886A9BFP4E5C0JFCGCTR75
    Media URN:
    VLVA12Z886A9BFP4E5C0JFCGCTR75
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    12/10/1972
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:03:21:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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