• Short Summary

    M. GEORGES POMPIDOU, THE GAULLIST CANDIDATE IN THE CURRENT FRENCH PRESIDENTIAL ELECTIONS, TONIGHT (MONDAY) CONTINUED?

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    M. GEORGES POMPIDOU, THE GAULLIST CANDIDATE IN THE CURRENT FRENCH PRESIDENTIAL ELECTIONS, TONIGHT (MONDAY) CONTINUED HIS CAMPAIGN WITH A RALLY IN ST. QUENTIN. M. POMPIDOU HAS BEEN GIVEN 57 TO 58 PER CENT OF NEXT SUNDAY'S SECOND-ROUND POLL BY PUBLIC OPINION SURVEYS FOLLOWING LAST WEEK'S FIRST-ROUND BALLOTING WHEN HE POLLED 44 PER CENT OF THE VOTE.

    THE HOPES OF CENTRIST M. ALAIN FOHER, M. POMPIDOU'S PRINCIPAL RIVAL, WERE DIMMED WHEN THE BROAD ANTI-GAULLIST SUPPORT THE INTERIM PRESIDENT WAS EXPECTING TO PICK UP AFTER THE LEFTIST CANDIDATES WERE ELIMINATED IN THE FIRST ROUND FAILED TO MATERIALISE. ON THE CONTRARY, THE POWERFUL COMMUNIST PARTY, WHOSE NOMINEE M. JACQUES DUCLOS RAN A STRONG THIRD, TOLD ITS SUPPORTERS TO ABSTAIN IN NEXT SUNDAY'S DECISIVE VOTE.

    M. POMPIDOU IS SAID TO BE PLANNING A MORE RESTRICTED CAMPAIGN AND CONCENTRATING ON PRESENTING HIMSELF AS THE CANDIDATE OF NATIONAL UNION. IN AN INTERVIEW WITH L'EXPRESS TODAY, HE SAID HE WOULD LIKE TO INCLUDE SOCIALISTS IN HIS GOVERNMENT IF HE IS ELECTED.

    IN AN INTERVIEW ON AN INDEPENDENT RADIO STATION, LATER TONIGHT, M. POMPIDOU SAID THAT IF ELECTED HE WOULD ASK GENERAL DE GAULLE'S OPINION ON IMPORTANT PROBLEMS, BUT WOULD NOT CONSTANTLY DEPEND ON HIM. HE SAID THAT HE WOULD NOT TRY TO SHELTER BEHIND THE FORMER PRESIDENT.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA5EFGOZC90WKMOUD8NX25QZB8C
    Media URN:
    VLVA5EFGOZC90WKMOUD8NX25QZB8C
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    09/06/1969
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:31:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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