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    M. ALAIN POHER, ACTING PRESIDENT OF FRANCE, DROVE TO THE ELYSEE PALACE TODAY (MONDAY) TO?

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    M. ALAIN POHER, ACTING PRESIDENT OF FRANCE, DROVE TO THE ELYSEE PALACE TODAY (MONDAY) TO HOLD HIS FIRST OFFICIAL MEETINGS WITH MEMBERS OF THE GOVERNMENT, AMID SPECULATIONS THAT THERE WOULD BE FURTHER CABINET RESIGNATIONS.

    THE FRENCH CABINET MET THIS MORNING, AN HOUR BEFORE GENERAL DE GAULLE'S FORMAL RESIGNATION AS PRESIDENT AT NOON. ONE MEMBER OF THE CABINET HAS ALREADY RESIGNED, BUT AFTER THE MEETING THE INFORMATION MINISTER M. JOEL LE THEULE DENIED RUMOURS THAT M. ANDRE MALRAUX THE MINISTER OF CULTURE WOULD ALSO RESIGN. M. MALRAUX IS ONE OF GENERAL DE GAULLE'S MOST FERVENT FOLLOWERS.

    M. LE THEULE SAID THAT THE GOVERNMENT WOULD CONTINUE TO CARRY OUT ITS FUNCTIONS AS LAID DOWN BY THE CONSTITUTION.

    M. POHER WAS GREETED ON HIS ARRIVAL AT THE PALACE BY M. BERNARD TRICOT THE ELYSEE SECRETARY-GENERAL. A 20 MAN PLATOON OF THE REPUBLICAN GUARD SALUTED THE ACTING PRESIDENT WHILE TWO BULGERS SOUNDED A FANFARE.

    ONE IMMEDIATE CONSEQUENCE OF THE UNCERTAIN POLITICAL SITUATION PROVOKED BY THE CHANGE OF PRESIDENT WAS WHAT ON THE PARIS EXCHANGE MARKET THE FRANC FELL TO ITS LOWEST MARKET VALUE SINCE THE NOVEMBER MONETARY CRISIS AND GOLD PRICES SOARED TO RECORD LEVELS.

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    Film ID:
    VLVABPQ1XYP4AY6BV2O1W4WKVU86
    Media URN:
    VLVABPQ1XYP4AY6BV2O1W4WKVU86
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    28/04/1969
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:56:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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