• Short Summary

    IN A MAJOR REVERSE, FORMER FRENCH PRIME MINISTER COUVE DE MURVILLE WAS TONIGHT (SUNDAY) BEATEN IN A PARLIAMENTARY BY-ELECTION BY THE LEADER OF THE FAR LEFT-WING UNIFIED SOCIALIST PARTY (P.

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    IN A MAJOR REVERSE, FORMER FRENCH PRIME MINISTER COUVE DE MURVILLE WAS TONIGHT (SUNDAY) BEATEN IN A PARLIAMENTARY BY-ELECTION BY THE LEADER OF THE FAR LEFT-WING UNIFIED SOCIALIST PARTY (P.S.U.) M. MICHEL ROCARD. AFTER THE COUNT, M. COUVE DE MURVILLE DESCRIBED THE RESULT AS A SHOCK WHICH THE FRENCH PEOPLE WOULD NOT BE ABLE TO UNDERSTAND.

    IN THE BY-ELECTION FOR A SEAT IN THE YVELINES DEPARTMENT OF SUBURBAN PARIS, M. ROCARD WON 15,200 VOTES AGAINST THE 13,063 POLLED BY HIS GAULLIST OPPONENT -- AFTER THE FIRST ROUND OF THE ELECTION LAST WEEK HAD BEEN INCONCLUSIVE.

    M. ROCARD WILL BE THE ONLY P.S.U. MEMBER IN THE NATIONAL ASSEMBLY. HE ACHIEVED NATIONAL PROMINENCE AS ONE OF THE CANDIDATES IN THIS YEAR'S PRESIDENTIAL ELECTIONS.

    HIS OPPONENT, ON THE OTHER HAND, HAS LONG BEEN ESTABLISHED AS A MAJOR POLITICAL FIGURE. M. COUVE DE MURVILLE SPENT 10 YEARS AS FRENCH FOREIGN MINISTER, FOLLOWED BY A BRIEF SPELL AS FINANCE MINISTER AND THEN BY NEARLY A YEAR AS PRIME MINISTER UNTIL LAST JUNE.

    AFTER THE ELECTION, HE SPOKE BITTERLY OF THE VOTES GIVEN TO HIS OPPONENT BY THE SUPPORTERS OF OTHER CANDIDATES WHO EITHER WITHDREW OR WERE ELIMINATED AFTER THE FIRST BALLOT. THE COMMUNISTS, IN PARTICULAR, SEEM TO HAVE VOTED HEAVILY FOR M. ROCARD:

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    Film ID:
    VLVA1SW08WZH93L0GUAPXHNR21RRP
    Media URN:
    VLVA1SW08WZH93L0GUAPXHNR21RRP
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    26/10/1969
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:49:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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