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    MESSALI HADJ, A VETERAN LEADER OF ALGERIAN NATIONALISM, TODAY (THURSDAY) WARNED AGAINST FURTHER POLITICAL UPSETS WHICH COULD LEAD TO "ANARCHY AND CONGOLISATION" IN ALGERIA.

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    MESSALI HADJ, A VETERAN LEADER OF ALGERIAN NATIONALISM, TODAY (THURSDAY) WARNED AGAINST FURTHER POLITICAL UPSETS WHICH COULD LEAD TO "ANARCHY AND CONGOLISATION" IN ALGERIA. THE 68-YEAR-OLD LEADER OF THE ALGERIA POPULAR PARTY (PPA), A RIVAL OF THE NATIONAL LIBERATION FRONT (F.L.N.) DURING THE WAR IN ALGERIA, WAS ADDRESSING A PRESS CONFERENCE IN HIS RESIDENCE AT GOUVIEUX, NEAR CHANTILLY, FRANCE.

    M. MESSALI HADJ WAS DETAINED BY THE FRENCH ALMOST CONTINUOUSLY FROM 1934 UNTIL HE WAS FREED OF ALL RESTRICTIONS IN 1962. HE HAS BEEN LIVING AT GOUVIEUX SINCE 1960.

    AT THE PRESS CONFERENCE, HE SAID: "I REFUSE TO CHOOSE BETWEEN THE SINGLE PARTY DICTATORSHIP OF BEN BELLA AND THE MILITARY COUP D'ETAT OF COLONEL BOUMEDIENNE." HE ADDED THAT WITH THE ARMY'S SUPPORT, COLONEL BOUMEDIENNE MAY RULE FOR A TIME. BUT, HE SAID INEVITABLY THERE WOULD BE OTHER POLITICAL UPSETS" AND THIS ANARCHY WILL TURN INTO CONGOLISATION."
    ALL SINGLE PARTY EXPERIENCES WERE DOOMED TO FAIL IN ALGERIA, HE CLAIMED, AND URGED THAT THE ONLY SOLUTION WOULD BE THE ELECTION OF A CONSTITUENT ASSEMBLY.

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    Film ID:
    VLVADVNEBFHGZSTLH0K2YWT3K0GWL
    Media URN:
    VLVADVNEBFHGZSTLH0K2YWT3K0GWL
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    24/06/1965
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:47:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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