• Short Summary

    THE FORMER FRENCH PRIME MINISTER, M. PIERRE MENDES-FRANCE, WHO MADE A POLITICAL COMEBACK LAST YEAR?

  • Description

    THE FORMER FRENCH PRIME MINISTER, M. PIERRE MENDES-FRANCE, WHO MADE A POLITICAL COMEBACK LAST YEAR BY WINNING A SEAT IN GRENOBLE, MET HIS CHIEF POLITICAL OPPONENT LAST NIGHT (THURSDAY) IN A "CONFRONTATION" MEETING IN THE GRENOBLE ICE-SKATING PALAIS. M. MENDES-FRANCE JOINED M. JEAN-MARCEL JEANNENEY ON THE PLATFORM, BEFORE A LARGE CROWD, TO OUTLINE HIS POLICIES FOR NEXT WEEK'S GENERAL ELECTION AND QUESTION THOSE OF HIS RIVAL.

    M. JEANNENEY WAS FORMERLY MINISTER FOR SOCIAL AFFAIRS BUT WAS DISMISSED RECENTLY BY PRESIDENT DE GAULLE. NOW, THE GAULLISTS ARE PUTTING HIM UP FOR THE GRENOBLE SEAT, TO OPPOSE M. MENDES-FRANCE.

    M. MENDES-FRANCE WAS PRIME MINISTER OF FRANCE DURING THE LAST DAYS OF THE INDO-CHINA WAR. HIS MANIFESTO DESCRIBES HIM AS A "FREE MAN". HIS MAIN PLATFORM CONSISTS OF A DENUNCIATION OF THE GAULLIST REGIME, CLAIMING THAT "DISORDER AND THE GAULLIST REGIME ARE INSEPARABLE."
    HE SAYS THAT, EVEN WITH A FAVOURABLE VOTE FOR THE GAULLISTS, THERE WILL BE NEW INCIDENTS AND NEW STRIKES.

    M. JEANNENEY DESCRIBES HIMSELF AS A "GAULLIST DEMOCRAT". HE REFUSED TO ATTEND ANY MEETING THAT WAS NOT A DIRECT CONFRONTATION WITH M. MENDES-FRANCE.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA4OSCH14T1XH87YJ4V474R4F3Z
    Media URN:
    VLVA4OSCH14T1XH87YJ4V474R4F3Z
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    14/06/1968
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:26:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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