• Short Summary

    The campaigns of french presidential candidates, Socialist Francois Mitterrand and conservative Valery Giscard D'Estaing entered their final stages on Thursday (16 May).

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    The campaigns of french presidential candidates, Socialist Francois Mitterrand and conservative Valery Giscard D'Estaing entered their final stages on Thursday (16 May).

    In an ambitious climax to his presidential drive, M. Giscard D'Estaing, the Finance Minister, spoke to a vast rally at the west Paris exhibition centre attended by about 100,000 supporters.

    M. Giscard's party organisers had arranged for nearly 700 coaches and two special trains to take supporters to the rally from throughout France.

    The French Finance Minister spoke confidently to the Paris rally of his chances of winning the crucial elections.

    M. Mitterrand -- who drew a crowd of the same size to the exhibition centre two weeks ago -- attended an enthusiastic reception in the Socialist stronghold of Marseilles.

    He concluded the election rally -- in the Palais dos Sports - by leading 15,000 supporters in singing France's revolutionary anthem, the Marseillaise.

    M. Mitterrand spoke of his party's alliance with the Communists.

    The campaigns were to end at midnight the following day, with opinion polls giving each candidate exactly half the veto.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA2DIT93RRCB39N6ZQB9MOUYVAE
    Media URN:
    VLVA2DIT93RRCB39N6ZQB9MOUYVAE
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    16/05/1974
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:27:00
    Time in/Out:
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    Canister:
    N/A

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