• Short Summary

    IF THE NEXT FRENCH REFERENDUM DISCARDS PRESIDENT DE GAULLE THE NATION WILL BE LOOKING FOR A NEW PRESIDENT.

  • Description

    IF THE NEXT FRENCH REFERENDUM DISCARDS PRESIDENT DE GAULLE THE NATION WILL BE LOOKING FOR A NEW PRESIDENT.

    ONE CANDIDATE IS M. FRANCOIS MITTERRAND, LEADER OF THE FRENCH FEDERATION OF THE LEFT. HE WAS CANDIDATE IN THE 1965 CAMPAIGN AND FINISHED WITH A NOT UNIMPRESSIVE 45 PER CENT OF THE VOTES AGAINST DE GAULLE.

    AND HE HAS OFFERED HIMSELF AGAIN. HE HAS BEEN RESERVED ABOUT COLLABORATION WITH THE COMMUNIST PARTY WHICH HAS BEEN MAKING FEVERISH ATTEMPT TO ESTABLISH A SOCIALIST-COMMUNIST COALITION.

    MITTERRAND HAS HAD SUCCESSFUL CAREERS IN JOURNALISM, LAW, AND POLITICS. HE SERVED IN THE VICHY GOVERNMENT DURING WARTIME, HOLDING A POST LOOKING AFTER THE INTERESTS OF FRENCH PRISONERS. AT THE SAME TIME HE ENROLLED IN THE RESISTANCE. HE SERVED DE GAULLE IN THE IMMEDIATE POST-WAR FRENCH GOVERNMENT AS MINISTER FOR VETERAN AFFAIRS. HE WAS ALSO A CABINET MINISTER IN I SUCCESSIVE GOVERNMENTS FROM 1947 TO 1957.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVADJIWP2VOX5ZZ9620OTBLEYHIK
    Media URN:
    VLVADJIWP2VOX5ZZ9620OTBLEYHIK
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    18/06/1968
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:39:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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