• Short Summary

    A TORRENT OF MAIL DESCENDED ON THE MINISTRY OF ALGERIAN AFFAIRS IN PARIS ON JUNE 12TH, AN INDICATION OF THE BUSY DAYS AHEAD AS METROPOLITAN FRANCE PREPARES FOR THE COMING REFERENDUM ON ALGERIA.

  • Description

    A TORRENT OF MAIL DESCENDED ON THE MINISTRY OF ALGERIAN AFFAIRS IN PARIS ON JUNE 12TH, AN INDICATION OF THE BUSY DAYS AHEAD AS METROPOLITAN FRANCE PREPARES FOR THE COMING REFERENDUM ON ALGERIA. EACH LETTER REPRESENTED AN APPLICATION TO TAKE PART IN THE VOTING ON JULY 1ST WHICH WILL DECIDE WHETHER OR NOT ALGERIA BECOMES INDEPENDENT.

    THREE DAYS EARLIER THE PROVISIONAL EXECUTIVE IN ALGERIA DECIDED TO EXTEND THE TIME LIMIT FOR THE APPLICATIONS, AN ANNOUNCEMENT WHICH BROUGHT VIOLENT OPPOSITION FROM THE NATIONAL LIBERATION FRONT (FLN). THE FLN HAD HOPED TO ELIMINATE A RIVAL MOSLEM PARTY-THE M.N.A.- ON THE GROUND THAT IT HAD NOT MADE PROPER APPLICATION.

    IF THE MNA AND THE SOCIALISTS, WHO ARE ALSO OPPOSED BY THE FLN, WERE ELIMINATED, FIVE PARTIES WOULD REMAIN. THEY ARE: THE FLN, THE ALGERIAN COMMUNIST PARTY, THE MOVEMENT FOR CO-OPERATION, THE BLIDA-MITIDJA COMMITTEE, AND THE UNIFIED SOCIALIST PARTY.

    MEANWHILE IN ALGIERS, JEAN-JACQUES SUSINI, THE YOUNG POLITICAL LEADER OF THE OAS, HAS SAID IF HE DOES NOT GET SATISFACTORY GUARANTEES FROM THE ALGERIAN PROVISIONAL GOVERNMENT, HE WILL ORDER ALL EUROPEANS TO LEAVE ALGERIA BEFORE JULY 1. THE ONLY PEOPLE TO STAY BEHIND WOULD BE OAS COMMANDO SQUADS, INSTRUCTED TO BLOW UP INSTALLATIONS.

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    Film ID:
    VLVABDWS4V7H161Z5Y0I3HYNLAA2A
    Media URN:
    VLVABDWS4V7H161Z5Y0I3HYNLAA2A
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    12/06/1962
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:59:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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