• Short Summary

    THE FRENCH CONSTITUTIONAL COUNCIL - SUPREME BODY OF "ELDER STATESMEN" TO REVIEW MAJOR CONSTITUTIONAL ISSUES - MET AT THE PALAIS ROYAL, APR 13, TO OFFICIALLY ANNOUNCE THE RESULTS OF THE APR 8 REFERENDUM ON ALGERIA.

  • Description

    THE FRENCH CONSTITUTIONAL COUNCIL - SUPREME BODY OF "ELDER STATESMEN" TO REVIEW MAJOR CONSTITUTIONAL ISSUES - MET AT THE PALAIS ROYAL, APR 13, TO OFFICIALLY ANNOUNCE THE RESULTS OF THE APR 8 REFERENDUM ON ALGERIA.

    PRESIDENT DE GAULLE, WHO ASKED THE PEOPLE OF METROPOLITAN FRANCE TO VOTE "OUI" (YES) AND ACCEPT THE EVIAN AGREEMENTS, RECEIVED OVERWHELMING SUPPORT. VOTES FOR HIS ALGERIAN POLICY TOTALLED 17,866,423, COMPARED WITH ONLY 1,809,074 WHICH SAID "NON" (NO). THE FIGURES WERE READ OUT BY M. LEON NOEL, PRESIDENT OF THE COUNCIL.

    A NOTABLE ABSENTEE WAS M. GEORGES POMPIDOU, WHO IS TO TAKE OVER AS FRENCH PRIME MINISTER FROM M. MICHEL DEBRE. HE IS A MEMBER OF THE COUNCIL. AN ANNOUNCEMENT THAT PRESIDENT DE GAULLE HAS ACCEPTED M. DEBRE'S RESIGNATION IS IMMINENT.

    M. DEBRE HAS BEEN IN OFFICE SINCE 1958, AND NOW FEELS THE NEED FOR A REST. THE CHANGE IN THE LEADERSHIP OF THE CABINET WILL BE COUPLED WITH A RESHUFFLE.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA4X3VYSX2RYCHWWDJR9VUEY9YK
    Media URN:
    VLVA4X3VYSX2RYCHWWDJR9VUEY9YK
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    14/04/1962
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:52:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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