• Short Summary

    THE NEW FRENCH POLITICAL PARTY TO ARISE OUT OF THE PRESIDENTIAL ELECTIONS OPENED ITS FIRST CONGRESS IN LYON YESTERDAY (SATURDAY).

  • Description

    THE NEW FRENCH POLITICAL PARTY TO ARISE OUT OF THE PRESIDENTIAL ELECTIONS OPENED ITS FIRST CONGRESS IN LYON YESTERDAY (SATURDAY). THE PARTY IS THE DEMOCRATIC CENTRE RUN BY M. JEAN LECANUET WHO POLLED THREE AND THREE QUARTER MILLION VOTES IN DECEMBER WHEN HE SOUGHT TO WREST THE PRESIDENCY FROM GENERAL DE GAULLE.

    M. LECANUET ADDRESSED A MASS RALLY OF PARTY SUPPORTERS REPRESENTING THE 16 PER CENT OF THE ELECTORATE WHO VOTED FOR HIM. HE PLEDGED A HUGE ATTACK ON GAULLIST-HELD SEATS AT THE NEXT GENERAL ELECTION.

    ON THE HOME FRONT, THE PARTY'S MAIN POLICY IS TO OVERHAUL THE ECONOMY. IN FOREIGN AFFAIRS, ITS PRINCIPAL SLOGAN IS FOR A UNITED STATES OF EUROPE.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA1K01LFNPHSV9X2GTVSDOS6KX6
    Media URN:
    VLVA1K01LFNPHSV9X2GTVSDOS6KX6
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    24/04/1966
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:00:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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