• Short Summary

    Premier Debre told the French National Assembly, Oct. 13, that should leaders of the Algerian rebel organization, FLN (national Liberation Front), come to France for "cease-fire" talks - they would be guaranteed safe-conduct to leave if discussions failed.

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    GV Assembly building (exterior)
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    2.
    GV Same (interior)
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    3.
    LS Galleries
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    4.
    MS Premier Debre walks to platform
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    5.
    GV Assembly
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    6.
    MS Debre speaks
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    MS.PAN.Assembly
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    SCU Debre
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    9.
    GV Galleries
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    CU Galleries with press
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    Initials SD/ANH/JF/JP



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    Background: Premier Debre told the French National Assembly, Oct. 13, that should leaders of the Algerian rebel organization, FLN (national Liberation Front), come to France for "cease-fire" talks - they would be guaranteed safe-conduct to leave if discussions failed.

    His speech contained little that was new about Algeria - and it took him 80 minutes to repeat what President De Gaulle said in 15, during his offers of Sept. 16.

    The Premier's guarantee came within hours of publication in a paris magazine of an interview, allegedly given by FLN leader, Ferhat Abbes. The Algerian rebel leader was quoted to be "ready to go to Paris for cease-fire negotiations". But from Morocco, where he is visiting the Moroccan king, Ferhat Abbas denied he had given such an interview.

    Immediately after Debre's speech, a critical situation developed among General de Gaulle's Parliamentary followers - as 200 deputies - all loyal Gaullists, gathered in committee.

    A large majority favoured a motion expressing confidence in the Algerian plan, but regarded themselves as "mobilised for the only human solution to the problem - complete identification of Algeria with France". This was one of three possibilities put forward by the President. Alternatively, he offered independence or federal association with France -- all offers subsequent to a cease-fire agreement.

    Earlier Union deputies had loyally applauded Premier Debre - only dissention being among right-wing independents. Conscious that their proposed resolution might be unacceptable to De Gaulle, the deputies quickly adjourned their meeting and asked premier Debre to return Oct. 14 for further talks.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA6YUEZOC6YIZCSY3F1CX7OHH9D
    Media URN:
    VLVA6YUEZOC6YIZCSY3F1CX7OHH9D
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    14/10/1959
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:45:00
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    N/A

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