• Short Summary

    THE FRENCH GOVERNMENT TODAY (WEDNESDAY) LOOKED SET TO SURVIVE A CENSURE VOTE IN THE NATIONAL ASSEMBLY AS THE NATION WAITED FOR GENERAL DE GAULLE TO SHOW HIS HAND AGAINST THE EIGHT MILLION STRIKERS PARALYSING THE COUNTRY.

  • Description

    THE FRENCH GOVERNMENT TODAY (WEDNESDAY) LOOKED SET TO SURVIVE A CENSURE VOTE IN THE NATIONAL ASSEMBLY AS THE NATION WAITED FOR GENERAL DE GAULLE TO SHOW HIS HAND AGAINST THE EIGHT MILLION STRIKERS PARALYSING THE COUNTRY. YESTERDAY (TUESDAY) AFTER A MEETING OF THE COUNCIL OF MINISTERS AT THE ELYSEE PALACE THE INFORMATION MINISTER, M. GEORGES GORSE, READ A COMMUNIQUE WHICH DEALT WITH THE POSSIBLE APPLICATION OF AN AMNESTY.

    AT YESTERDAY'S SESSION OF THE ASSEMBLY, THE ATTITUDE TAKEN BY M. JACQUES DUHAMEL, LEADER OF THE 42, STRONG CENTRIST GROUP, WHEN HE INDICATED THAT HIS GROUP WOULD CO-OPERATED WITH THE GOVERNMENT, MADE IT VIRTUALLY IMPOSSIBLE FOR THE OPPOSITION TO MUSTER THE 244 VOTES NEEDED TO DEFEAT PRIME MINISTER GOERGES POMPIDOU.

    THE COMMUNIQUE READ BY M. GORSE AT THE MINISTRY OF INFORMATION INCLUDED A CALL TO RESTORE ORDER THROUGHOUT THE STRIKE-BOUND AND A REFERENCE TO THE POSSIBLE APPLICATION OF AN AMNESTY. ALTHOUGH THE COMMUNIQUE DID NOT SPECIFY THAT AN AMNESTY WOULD BE APPLIED, IT SAID THAT SUCH A COURSE COULD BE TAKEN.

    SYNOPSIS: A MEETING OF THE FRENCH COUNCIL OF MINISTERS WAS HELD AT THE ELYSEE PALACE YESTERDAY (TUESDAY) AS FRANCE REMAINED IN THE GRIP OF NATIONWIDE STRIKES AND UNREST. PRIME MINISTER GEORGES POMPIDOU, ONE OF THE FIRST TO LEAVE, TODAY FACED AN OPPOSITION CENSURE MOTION IN THE NATIONAL ASSEMBLY.

    THE NATION WAS TODAY WAITING FOR GENERAL DE GAULLE TO SHOW HIS HAND AGAINST THE EIGHT MILLION STRIKES NOW PARALYSING THE COUNTRY. THE PRESIDENT IS EXPECTED TO MAKE A TELEVISION BROADCAST TO THE NATION ON FRIDAY. AT TODAY'S SESSION OF THE ASSEMBLY, THE POMPIDOU GOVERNMENT WAS THOUGHT LIKELY TO SURVIVE THE CENSURE MOTION AFTER YESTERDAY'S DECISION BY CENTRIST LEADER JACQUES DAHAMEL TO SUPPORT POMPIDOU. OTHERS AT THE MINISTERIAL MEETING WERE FOREIGN MINISTER MAURICE COUVE DE MURVILLE AND INFORMATION MINISTER GEORGES GORSE.

    LATER, AT THE MINISTER OF INFORMATION, M. GORSE READ A COMMUNIQUE WHICH CALLED FOR THE RESTORATION OF ORDER IN THE COUNTRY AND ALSO MENTIONED THE POSSIBLE APPLICATION OF AN AMNESTY. THE COMMUNIQUE DID NOT SPECIFY THAT AN AMNESTY WOULD BE APPLIED, BUT STATED THAT THERE WAS LAWFUL PROVISION FOR AMNESTY.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAAPIREDAB9G2MMEXK8S39FNHV
    Media URN:
    VLVAAPIREDAB9G2MMEXK8S39FNHV
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    22/05/1968
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:06:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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