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    FRANCE TODAY (SUNDAY) ELECTED NEW MUNICIPAL COUNCILS IN MORE THAN 37,000 TOWNS AND VILLAGES ACROSS THE REPUBLIC.

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    FRANCE TODAY (SUNDAY) ELECTED NEW MUNICIPAL COUNCILS IN MORE THAN 37,000 TOWNS AND VILLAGES ACROSS THE REPUBLIC. MEN AND WOMEN FROM ALL WALKS OF LIFE CAST THEIR VOTES, AMONG THEM: PRESIDENT DE GAULLE, M. GEORGES POMPIDOU, A COMMUNIST CHIEF AND THE CARDINAL OF PARIS.

    ALL TOLD, MORE THAN 27-MILLION PEOPLE WERE ELIGIBLE TO VOTE. CARDINAL FELTIN WAS AT A POLLING STATION IN CENTRAL PARIS SOON AFTER VOTING BEGAN AT 0800.

    THE POWERFUL FRENCH COMMUNIST PARTY HAS CANDIDATES IN ALMOST EVERY TOWN. ONE OF ITS LEADERS, M. DUCLOS, WAS AMONG THE HUNDREDS WHO VOTED IN HIS HOME SUBURB.

    M. POMPIDOU HIMSELF IS STANDING FOR ELECTION, AND HE VOTED JUST BEFORE LUNCHTIME. FIFTEEN OTHER MEMBERS OF THE GOVERNMENT ARE ALSO CONTESTING SEATS.

    PRESIDENT DE GUALLE, ACCOMPANIED BY MADAME DE GAULLE, VOTED EARLY IN THEIR VILLAGE OF COLOMBEY-LES-DEUX-EGLISES, NEAR PARIS, AFTER ATTENDING MASS. THE POLLING STATION WAS A SMALL ROOM ON THE FIRST FLOOR OF THE LOCAL TOWN HALL. OTHER VILLAGERS VOTED AT THE SAME TIME.

    THROUGHOUT THE DAY, PRIESTS AND RADIO ANNOUNCERS URGED FRENCHMEN TO VOTE IN THE ELECTIONS, WHICH ARE EXPECTED TO GIVE A POINTER TO THE OUTCOME OF THE PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION LATER THIS YEAR.

    NORMALLY, PAROCHIAL ISSUES DOMINATE LOCAL ELECTIONS, BUT THIS YEAR THE GAULLISTS HAVE THROWN THEMSELVES INTO THE CAMPAIGN, URGING: "A VOTE IN THE SPIRIT OF THE FIFTH REPUBLIC."
    MAIN SPOTLIGHT IS ON THE RESULT IN MARSEILLES, WHERE THE OUTGOING MAYOR, M. GASTON DEFERRE, IS THE CHIEF OPPOSITION CANDIDATE FOR THE PRESIDENCY.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAC8O4YSI9KE4SAYCJ0HMJ0OWLC
    Media URN:
    VLVAC8O4YSI9KE4SAYCJ0HMJ0OWLC
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    14/03/1965
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:25:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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