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    A MAN WHO ONE DAY MAY CHALLENGE GENERAL DE GAULLE IN THE NEXT PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION TODAY (WEDNESDAY) WON FAVOUR AMONG FRENCH SOCIALIST LEADERS.

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    LV CONFERENCE BUILDING
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    CU SIGN "CITE MALESHERBERS"
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    SV DELEGATES ARRIVE
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    CU HOUSE PLAQUE
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    SV PONTILLON ARRIVES
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    SV MOLLET ARRIVES
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    SCU DEFFERRE ARRIVES (2 SHOTS)
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    SV DELEGATES ARRIVE
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    SV VARIOUS DELEGATES ARRIVE (3 SHOTS)
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    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: A MAN WHO ONE DAY MAY CHALLENGE GENERAL DE GAULLE IN THE NEXT PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION TODAY (WEDNESDAY) WON FAVOUR AMONG FRENCH SOCIALIST LEADERS. MEETING IN PARIS THEY DECIDED TO CALL A SPECIAL PARTY CONGRESS TO CONSIDER THE ADOPTION OF M. GASTON DEFFERRE, 53-YEAR-OLD MARSEILLES MAYOR, AS THEIR PRESIDENTIAL CONTENDER. THE CONGRESS WILL BE HELD ON FEBRUARY 1 AND 2.

    M. DEFFERRE, A SENATOR AND SEVERAL TIMES A GOVERNMENT MINISTER, IS SO FAR THE ONLY POTENTIAL CANDIDATE WHO HAS COME FORWARD TO OPPOSE GENERAL DE GAULLE AS PRESIDENT.

    DIPLOMATIC CORRESPONDENTS SAY HE HAS FREQUENTLY BEEN MENTIONED AS AN EXPERIENCED POLITICIAN WHO MIGHT ACHIEVE SOME SORT OF UNITY AMONG THE OPPOSITION. THIS TO DATE HAS BEEN FAR FROM ACHIEVING AGREEMENT ON THIS ISSUE, AND EVEN DE GAULLE'S OPPONENTS FREELY ADMIT HE WOULD BE RE-ELECTED IF AN ELECTION WERE HELD UNDER EXISTING CONDITIONS.

    GENERAL DE GAULLE HIMSELF IS CONSIDERED CERTAIN TO SEEK A SECOND TERM OF OFFICE. THE PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION, WHICH WILL BE BY UNIVERSAL SUFFRAGE, IS DUE IN 1965.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA9VWBH8F7GS1F1GPCMYET2HRRF
    Media URN:
    VLVA9VWBH8F7GS1F1GPCMYET2HRRF
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    18/12/1963
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:21:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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