• Short Summary

    AS PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE FOR THE FRENCH COMMUNIST LEAGUE, TROTSKYIST FOURTH INTERNATIONAL, 27-YEAR-OLD ALAIN KRIVINE BECOMES THE FIRST NATIONAL SERVICEMAN TO MAKE A BID FOR FRANCE'S TOP POLITICAL JOB.

  • Description

    AS PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE FOR THE FRENCH COMMUNIST LEAGUE, TROTSKYIST FOURTH INTERNATIONAL, 27-YEAR-OLD ALAIN KRIVINE BECOMES THE FIRST NATIONAL SERVICEMAN TO MAKE A BID FOR FRANCE'S TOP POLITICAL JOB. AFTER OBTAINING A SPECIAL LEAVE FROM HIS MILITARY SERVICE TO CONDUCT HIS CAMPAIGN, HE HELD A PRESS CONFERENCE IN PARIS YESTERDAY (THURSDAY) DURING WHICH HE SAID IT WAS EASIER FOR A COLONEL OR A GENERAL TO ENTER POLITICS THAN FOR A CONSCRIPT TO DO SO.

    M. KRIVINE, WHO IS A SECONDARY SCHOOL HISTORY TEACHER, IS MARRIED WITH ONE CHILD. AS A CONSCRIPT HE EARNS 20 FRANCS (LESS THAN GBP2 STERLING) PER MONTH. HIS DEPOSIT OF 10,000 FRANCS (ABOUT GBP820) WAS RAISED THE NECESSARY MAYORAL SIGNATURES TO ENDORSE HIS CANDIDATURE. ALL THIS HAD TO BE DONE IN HIS ABSENCE, AS THE 150TH INFANTRY REGIMENT AT VERDUN, WHERE HE IS SERVING, WOULD NOT GIVE HIM LEAVE UNTIL HIS CANDIDATURE HAD BEEN OFFICIALLY APPROVED BY THE CONSTITUTIONAL COUNCIL.

    YESTERDAY, AS SOON AS THE COUNCIL ANNOUNCED THE APPROVAL, M. KRIVINE OBTAINED PERMISSION TO BE ABSENT FROM HIS BASE UNTIL AFTER THE ELECTIONS TO CONDUCT HIS CAMPAIGN. HE IMMEDIATELY WENT TO PARIS WHERE HE MET HIS PARTY EXECUTIVE AND HELD A PRESS CONFERENCE.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA90ERZ5Z4HZ1N4B77RJ7HCIOE7
    Media URN:
    VLVA90ERZ5Z4HZ1N4B77RJ7HCIOE7
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    16/05/1969
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:39:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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