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    M. GEORGE POMPIDOU, THE FRENCH PRIME MINISTER, TODAY (SATURDAY) TENDERED HIS RESIGNATION TO PRESIDENT DE?

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    M. GEORGE POMPIDOU, THE FRENCH PRIME MINISTER, TODAY (SATURDAY) TENDERED HIS RESIGNATION TO PRESIDENT DE GAULLE FOLLOWING THE GOVERNMENT'S DEFEAT IN THE NATIONAL ASSEMBLY HAS BEEN ELECTED.

    PRESIDENT DE GAULLE ALSO CONSULTED THE SPEAKERS OF THE SENATE AND THE NATIONAL ASSEMBLY AND LATER ISSUED A DECREE DISSOLVING THE FRENCH NATIONAL ASSEMBLY.

    THE GOVERNMENT WAS DEFEATED IN A VOTE OF CENSURE AGAINST A PENDING REFERENDUM SEEKING THE ELECTION OF FUTURE PRESIDENTS BY POPULAR VOTE. OPPOSITION SOCIALIST, CONSERVATIVE, REPUBLICAN (CATHOLIC) AND RADICAL DEPUTIES VOTED AGAINST THIS, DESCRIBING THE REFERENDUM AS UNCONSTITUTIONAL.

    NO DATE HAS YET BEEN ANNOUNCED FOR THE NEW ELECTIONS BUT THEY WILL PROBABLY BE HELD LATE IN NOVEMBER. BOTH THE REFERENDUM AND THE ELECTIONS WILL BE FOUGHT ON A STRAIGHT TICKET FOR-OR- AGAINST PRESIDENT DE GAULLE AND THE RESULTS WILL BE VITAL FOR THE FUTURE OF THE FOUR-YEAR-OLD-FIFTH REPUBLIC. PRESIDENT FORECASTS ARE THAT HE WILL GET A MAJORITY.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA1NNSW28H10VDYXDO9O9FZFTCL
    Media URN:
    VLVA1NNSW28H10VDYXDO9O9FZFTCL
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    06/10/1962
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:28:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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