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    CAMPAIGNING FOR SUNDAY'S FRENCH PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION ENDS TONIGHT (FRIDAY). THE CANDIDATE WHO HAS CAMPAIGNED THE?

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    CAMPAIGNING FOR SUNDAY'S FRENCH PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION ENDS TONIGHT (FRIDAY). THE CANDIDATE WHO HAS CAMPAIGNED THE LONGEST, M. JEAN-LOUIS TIXIER-VIGNANCOUR OF THE RIGHT-WING, LAST NIGHT (THURSDAY) NEARED THE END OF 18 MONTHS ON THE CAMPAIGN ROAD. HE SPOKE AT A RALLY IN PARIS.

    M. TIXIER-VIGNANCOUR, WHO IS 58 AND A PROMINENT LAWYER, SAID PRESIDENT DE GAULLE AT 75 WAS TOO OLD TO RULE FRANCE. HE PREFERRED THE GENERAL WHEN HE WAS A YOUNGER MAN, BUT TODAY, SAID M. TIXIER-VIGNANCOUR, HE LACKED HIS OLD VIGOUR AND DYNAMISM.

    HE CLAIMED THAT HE WAS ONLY THE REAL OPPOSITION CANDIDATE TO THE GENERAL. HE SAID THE FOUR OTHER CANDIDATES WERE ALL THE SAME IN THEIR OUTLOOK.

    HOWEVER, OPINION POLLS PREDICT THAT M. TIXIER-VIGNANCOUR WILL GET ONLY ABOUT 12 PERCENT OF THE VOTES. HIS LAST APPEAL TO THE ELECTORATE WILL BE TONIGHT WHEN HE JOINS THE OTHER CANDIDATES IN SEPARATE TELEVISION BROADCASTS OF EIGHT MINUTES EACH.

    MEANWHILE, GENERAL DE GAULLE IS STILL FAVOURED TO WIN EASILY, THOUGH NOT NECESSARILY WITH AN ABSOLUTE MAJORITY. IN SUCH A CASE, A RUN-OFF WILL BE HELD ON DECEMBER 19 BETWEEN THE TWO LEADING CONTENDERS.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA9FEEPJZ026LYM21G31D6IN9OJ
    Media URN:
    VLVA9FEEPJZ026LYM21G31D6IN9OJ
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    03/12/1965
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:50:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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