• Short Summary

    PRESIDENT DE GAULLE'S SUPPORTERS HELD A CAMPAIGN RALLY IN PARIS LAST NIGHT (WEDNESDAY). WOMEN IN?

  • Description

    PRESIDENT DE GAULLE'S SUPPORTERS HELD A CAMPAIGN RALLY IN PARIS LAST NIGHT (WEDNESDAY). WOMEN IN MINK COATS IN THE AUDIENCE APPLAUDED AS M. ANDRE MALRAUX, THE FRENCH CULTURAL MINISTER, READ A SPEECH ON THE THEME "WE ARE ALSO OF THE LEFT."
    M. MALRAUX WAS THE CHIEF SPEAKER, AND HIS SPEECH WAS A RIPOSTE TO THE RIVAL CANDIDATE FOR THE PRESIDENCY, MR. MITTERRAND, WHO IS BACKED BY THE POWERFUL ALLIANCE OF SOCIALISTS AND COMMUNISTS.

    THE RALLY CHAIRMAN WAS EIGHTY-YEAR-OLD M. FRANCOIS MAURIAC, THE FRENCH NOVELIST AND NOBEL PRIZE WINNER FOR LITERATURE. DURING THE RALLY, A NATIONWIDE TELEVISION APPEARANCE OF THE PRESIDENT WAS FLASHED ON A GIANT SCREEN IN THE HALL.

    IT WAS THE PRESIDENT'S THIRD AND LAST TV BROADCAST IN WHICH HE ANSWERED QUESTIONS PUT FOR THE FIRST TIME BY A FRENCH JOURNALIST, M. MICHEL DROIT. THE PRESIDENT'S NEW-STYLE FIRESIDE MANNER CAUGHT VIEWERS BY SURPRISE. BUT IT WASN'T ALL A CHAT ABOUT HOUSEWIVES' PROBLEMS AND HE SOON RETURNED TO THE ATTACK - ON THE FAILINGS OF FRENCH POLITICAL PARTIES SINCE THE START OF THE CENTURY.

    TODAY, WITH THREE DAYS TO GO BEFORE THE VOTE, M. LECANUET WHO CAME THIRD IN THE FIRST PRESIDENTIAL BALLOT TOLD THE 3 3/4 MILLION PEOPLE WHO VOTED FOR HIM AS THE CENTRE CANDIDATE NOT TO VOTE FOR THE PRESIDENT ON SUNDAY.

    THE FRENCH INSTITUTE OF PUBLIC OPINION WHICH CORRECTLY ASSESSED THE PERCENTAGE OF VOTES FOR THE PRESIDENT IN THE FIRST ROUND OF THE ELECTION GIVES 55 PER CENT. OF THE VOTES TO THE PRESIDENT - AN INCREASE OF 12 PER CENT. THE COUNT WAS TAKEN BEFORE THESE THREE TV BROADCASTS BEGAN.

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    Film ID:
    VLVACFCOD5K7XZH4SDXZ8AQJ9Z1IB
    Media URN:
    VLVACFCOD5K7XZH4SDXZ8AQJ9Z1IB
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    16/12/1965
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:16:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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