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    Members of the French Cabinet left the Elysee Palace in Paris, Nov 9, after a meeting of the Council of Ministers on the Algerian situation.

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    Members of the French Cabinet left the Elysee Palace in Paris, Nov 9, after a meeting of the Council of Ministers on the Algerian situation. The Council decided to suspend M. Andre Jacomet from his post as secretary-general of the administration in Algiers, and from his membership of the Council of State. He is to be replaced by M. Max Moulins, at present in Algeria as an inspector-general of administration.

    This follows M. Jacomet's decision, Nov 7, to resign from his post in protest against General de Gaulle's Algerian policy. Three other Algerian administrators have meanwhile withdrawn their resignations.

    Such developments show the effect of General de Gaulle's speech, Nov 4, on those who have to carry out his policy. The General's insistence on an Algerian Algeria with its own Government, institutions and laws, and the prospect of an Algerian republic not necessarily linked with France, has brought right-wing extremists out against the Government. A feeling of dissatisfaction is also thought to prevail among soldiers and civil servants who have so far loyally carried a policy which is now taking a sharper turn than they expected.

    Whether General de Gaulle will in fact make use of the weapons he has been brandishing - dissolution of Parliament, referendum or special powers - is not expected to become known until early next month, when the National Assembly begins its Algerian debate.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA6NYKMXM3MRVOVNFVLBZKX6M2P
    Media URN:
    VLVA6NYKMXM3MRVOVNFVLBZKX6M2P
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    09/11/1960
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:01:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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