• Short Summary

    Preelection scenes recorded
    Pre-election scenes were recorded by the Visnews camera Paris November 20; and according not only to the camera - which filmed groups of only six people attending candidates' meetings - but also to political observers in the country, the campaign is quiet to the point of indifference.

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    Preelection scenes recorded
    Pre-election scenes were recorded by the Visnews camera Paris November 20; and according not only to the camera - which filmed groups of only six people attending candidates' meetings - but also to political observers in the country, the campaign is quiet to the point of indifference.

    This apathy, say the observers, is caused by three factors. The large number of candidates; the large number of parties they represent (most of which claim to support de Gaulle); and the fact that de Gaulle with an 85% vote supporting his new Constitution on September 28 is running the country to the apparent satisfaction of the average Frenchman.

    The election, the first of France's new Fifth Republic, takes place November 23. The voter will have a choice of 2800 candidates of the 18 political parties contesting the 465 National Assembly seats.

    The prefects of France's 90 Departments, whose predictions are not always accurate, have forecast a light vote. The Assembly, they say, will consist of 30 Communists, 130 Socialists, 50 radicals, 30 Popular Republicans (Catholics) 60 Unionists for the New Republic (the Gaullist Right Wing) 110 Independents (Conservatives), and 'a number' from other parties. Main point of agreement is that the majority of Algeria's 67 Deputies will be extreme Right Wing.

    As there is an average of six candidates for an Assembly seat and a majority of votes cast in a district is needed for election, not many deputies are expected to be elected outright on November 23. A run-off election based on a proportional system will be held No 30.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA8545A4UCQOBEAPYG5E7LBFJ6V
    Media URN:
    VLVA8545A4UCQOBEAPYG5E7LBFJ6V
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    21/11/1958
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:22:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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