• Short Summary

    FRENCH SOCIALIST PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE, M. GASTON DEFERRE, TODAY (THURSDAY) MADE A BID FOR SUPPORT FROM?

  • Description

    FRENCH SOCIALIST PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE, M. GASTON DEFERRE, TODAY (THURSDAY) MADE A BID FOR SUPPORT FROM A WIDE SPECTRUM OF THE FRENCH ELECTORATE BY ANNOUNCING THAT IF HE'S ELECTED NEXT MONTH HE'LL APPOINT M. PIERRE MENDES-FRANCE A HIS PRIME MINISTER. M. DEFERRE ANNOUNCED HIS DECISION AT A PRESS CONFERENCE IN PARIS.

    MENDES-FRANCE,A 62-YEAR-OLD JEWISH LAWYER, WHO AS RADICAL PRIME MINISTER IN THE MID-FIFTIES ENDED THE WAR IN INDO-CHINA AND SET TUNISIA ON THE ROAD TO INDEPENDENCE, IS ONE OF THE FEW LEADERS OF THE FOURTH REPUBLIC, WHO STILL EVOKE AN EMOTIONAL RESPONSE AMONG FRENCHMEN.

    HIS NAME'S LIKELY TO ATTRACT DEFERRE VOTERS FROM THE CENTRE AND THE MODERATE LEFT. EVEN SOME GAULLISTS ARE EXPECTED TO SUPPORT HIM.

    SO FAR, DEFERRE, WHO'S MAYOR OF MARSEILLES, HAS BEEN TRAILING BADLY IN PUBLIC OPINION POLLS BEHIND THE FRONT-RUNNERS -- GAULLIST, GEORGES POMPIDOU AND CENTRIST INTERIM HEAD-OF-STATE, ALAIN POHER.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA6PJKGB8XTEOFAPZ28AM66C3GB
    Media URN:
    VLVA6PJKGB8XTEOFAPZ28AM66C3GB
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    15/05/1969
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:02:25:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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