• Short Summary

    AT CIVIC OFFICES THROUGHOUT FRANCE PREPARATIONS ARE IN HAND FOR THE REFERENDUM IN WHICH THE ELECTORATE WILL BE ASKED TO ANSWER "YES OR "NO" ON WHETHER THE PRESIDENT OF THE REPUBLIC SHOULD BE ELECTED BY UNIVERSAL SUFFRAGE.

  • Description

    AT CIVIC OFFICES THROUGHOUT FRANCE PREPARATIONS ARE IN HAND FOR THE REFERENDUM IN WHICH THE ELECTORATE WILL BE ASKED TO ANSWER "YES OR "NO" ON WHETHER THE PRESIDENT OF THE REPUBLIC SHOULD BE ELECTED BY UNIVERSAL SUFFRAGE. ELECTORAL ROLLS ARE BEING CHECKED AND BROUGHT UP TO DATE FOR THE REFERENDUM ON OCTOBER 28TH. THE REFERENDUM CAMPAIGN OPENS OFFICIALLY TOMORROW (MONDAY).

    TO A BACKGROUND OF MOUNTING OPPOSITION TO THE REFERENDUM BY A NUMBER OF THE MAIN POLITICAL PARTIES YESTERDAY (SATURDAY), M.MICHEL CAULLIST U.N.R. PARTY IN PARIS. HE SAID THAT FRENCHMEN MUST UNDERSTAND THAT TO VOTE "NO" IN THE REFERENDUM WAS TO VOTE FOR THE DEPARTURE OF GENERAL DE GAULLE. HE ADDED: "WE MUST DENOUNCE THE SUBTLETIES OF MEN SUCH AS M.PAUL REYNAUD (A FORMER CONSERVATIVE PRIME MINISTER) WHO PRETEND THAT A NEGATIVE VOTE IN NO WAY CONCERNS GENERAL DE GAULLE HIMSELF."
    PRESIDENT DE GAULLE'S UNIVERSAL SUFFRAGE PLAN WOULD ABOLISH THE PRESENT SYSTEM OF CHOOSING A NEW PRESIDENT - THAT BY A SELECT ELECTORAL COLLEGE. SIX PARTIES - THE U.N.R., COMMUNISTS, CONSERVATIVES, SOCIALISTS, M.R.P., AND RADICALS WERE AUTHORISED YESTERDAY TO TAKE PART IN THE REFERENDUM. THE FIVE NON-U.N.R. GROUPS HAVE DECIDED TO CAMPAIGN JOINTLY ON A PROGRAMME INCLUDING THE POINTS: 'NO' TO THE VIOLATION OF THE CONSTITUTION: 'NO' TO ABSOLUTE POWER: 'NO' TO ADVENTURE: 'NO' TO THE UNKNOWN."
    DESPITE THEIR UNITED FRONT, MANY OBSERVERS REGARD THE OPPOSITION CHANCES OF WINNING THE DAY AS VERY SLIM.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVACEPDJLQJ3ZGTBB17QJXGPCDKH
    Media URN:
    VLVACEPDJLQJ3ZGTBB17QJXGPCDKH
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    14/10/1962
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:11:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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