• Short Summary

    PRESIDENT DE GAULLE AND M. FRANCOIS MITTERRAND ARE NOW FIGHTING FOR THE 10 MILLION VOTERS?

  • Description

    PRESIDENT DE GAULLE AND M. FRANCOIS MITTERRAND ARE NOW FIGHTING FOR THE 10 MILLION VOTERS WHO DIDN'T SUPPORT THEM IN LAST SUNDAY'S FIRST ROUND OF THE PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION. THE SECOND POLL, BETWEEN THE TWO LEADING CANDIDATES, TAKES PLACE ON DECEMBER 19TH.

    WHILE THE CAMPAIGN OPENED WITH TELEVISION BROADCAST BY BOTH MEN YESTERDAY (SATURDAY), M. MITTERRAND COULD BE SEEN IN PERSON IN NANTES. THIS IS TRADITIONALLY HOSTILE TERRITORY FOR M.MITTERRAND WHOSE LEFT-WING POLICIES ARE NOT GENERALLY SUPPORTED IN THE AREA. HOWEVER, M. MITTERRAND WHO HAS THE SUPPORT OF MOST OF THE FRENCH COMMUNIST PARTY, ADDRESSED HIS APPEAL TO THE THOUSANDS OF WORKMEN EMPLOYED AT THE ST. NAZAIRE SHIPYARDS.

    M. MITTERRAND, WHO IS 48 YEARS-OLD IS NOW SEEKING TO BROADEN THE BASIS OF HIS SUPPORT BEYOND THE SOCIALIST AND COMMUNIST PARTIES WHICH SUPPORT HIM, BY STANDING AS "THE CANDIDATE OF ALL REPUBLICANS". HE HAS MADE THE HEADLINES BY DEMANDING THE REPEAL OF THE 1920 LAW BANNING BIRTH CONTROL PROPAGANDA AND THE SALE OF CONTRACEPTIVES. A SEVERE CRITIC OF GENERAL DE GAULLE, M. MITTERRAND SAID YESTERDAY THAT SINCE DECEMBER 5TH THERE HAD NO LONGER BEEN A GAULLIST MAJORITY IN FRANCE AND THAT IF HE WAS ELECTED HE WOULD DISSOLVE THE NATIONAL ASSEMBLY WHICH NO LONGER REPRESENTED ANYTHING. HE SAID THAT HE STOOD FOR THE CONSTRUCTIONS OF EUROPE, A EUROPE THAT MUST BE THE DECISIVE FACTOR IN PEACEFUL COEXISTENCE.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA9DNKD3WY35D544PR1LBNT0AW1
    Media URN:
    VLVA9DNKD3WY35D544PR1LBNT0AW1
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    12/12/1965
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:10:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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