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    THE FRENCH NATIONAL ASSEMBLY DEBATED ALGERIA AT AN IMPORTANT SESSION IN PARIS ON MAY 30.?

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    THE FRENCH NATIONAL ASSEMBLY DEBATED ALGERIA AT AN IMPORTANT SESSION IN PARIS ON MAY 30. THREE MINISTER SPOKE, BUT THE DEBATE WAS POSTPONED UNTIL JUNE 5 AFTER 58 DEPUTIES - MOSTLY INDEPENDENTS AND ALGERIAN REPRESENTATIVES - SPONSORED A MOTION OF CENSURE AGAINST THE POMPIDOU GOVERNMENT.

    WHEN M. JOXE, MINISTER FOR ALGERIAN AFFAIRS, EXPLAINED THE GOVERNMENT'S ALGERIAN POLICY, HE WAS GIVEN AN ANGRY AND NOISY RECEPTION. ONLY THE GAULLISTS APPLAUDED HIM. M. DE BROGLIE, MINISTER FOR THE CIVIL SERVICE, CAME IN FOR ROUGHER TREATMENT, HOWEVER. WHEN HE ROSE TO SPEAK, MOST OF HIS FELLOW INDEPENDENTS WALKED OUT SHOUTING "RESIGN, RESIGN." THE THIRD MINISTER TO SPEAK WAS M. BOULIN (REPATRIATION).

    THE PRIME MINISTER DID NOT TAKE PART - HE WILL WAIT UNTIL JUNE 5. FIFTY-SEVEN SIGNATURES ARE NECESSARY TO SPONSOR A CENSURE MOTION. BUT THE MOTION DOES NOT ENDANGER THE GOVERNMENT, SAY REPORTS, SINCE ONLY VOTES ARE COUNTED AND THE MOTION ONLY TAKES EFFECT IF THESE ARE MORE THAN HALF THE TOTAL MEMBERSHIP OF THE ASSEMBLY. SUPPORT AND ABSTENTION THEREFORE ARE INDISTINGUISHABLE - AND EQUALLY FAVOURABLE - TO THE GOVERNMENT.

    IT ACCUSED THE GOVERNMENT OF GRAVE BREACHES OF THE CONSTITUTION BY INTERVENING IN THE ADMINISTRATION OF PENAL JUSTICE, OF CAUSING ANARCHY BY ITS POLICY, WHICH IT IS UNABLE TO REMEDY DESPITE ITS EXTRAORDINARY POWERS, OF LEADING ALGERIA TOWARDS CHAOS, AND OF ENDANGERING THE UNITY OF THE FREE WORLD BY ITS ATLANTIC AND EUROPEAN POLICIES.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA61O7VN898F1KRWUJMWGGHJZDS
    Media URN:
    VLVA61O7VN898F1KRWUJMWGGHJZDS
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    31/05/1962
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:30:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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