The French parliament met on October 2nd for the first time after a three-month summer recess for an autumn session expected to be devoted largely to passing the Government's 100 billion franc 1965 budget.
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Background: The French parliament met on October 2nd for the first time after a three-month summer recess for an autumn session expected to be devoted largely to passing the Government's 100 billion franc 1965 budget.
The opening sessions of both houses were brief. But, in an indication of storms to come, non-party deputy Tanguy Prigent filed a resolution in the National Assembly (Lower House) calling for a sweeping censure of the government's policies.
Prigent's motion denounced "the disastrous, political, economic, technical, social, educational and cultural policies."
Christian Bonnet, a Democratic Centre deputy, tabled an oral question calling on the government to explain it's milk price policy, which has plunged the country into milk-delivery strike now in its third week.
The Assembly stood while its President, Jacques Chaban-Delmas, read eulogies of two of its members who died during the recess. They were Communist party leader Maurice Thorez, who died on July 12th aboard a Russian ship in the Black Sea, and Francois Perrin, an independent.
The Assembly session lasted only 45 minutes and the House then adjourned until October 6th. The Senate session was equally short.