• Short Summary

    THE FRENCH COMMUNIST OPENED A FOUR-DAY NATIONAL CONGRESS IN PARIS TODAY (THURSDAY).

    THE MAIN PREOCCUPATION OF?

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    THE FRENCH COMMUNIST OPENED A FOUR-DAY NATIONAL CONGRESS IN PARIS TODAY (THURSDAY).

    THE MAIN PREOCCUPATION OF THE CONGRESS IS NEXT YEAR'S FRENCH PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION AND EFFORTS TO MAKE THE PARTY MORE "DEMOCRATIC" TO INCREASE THE CHANCES OF COOPERATION WITH OTHER LEFT-WING POLITICAL GROUPS.

    CURRENT FORECASTS ARE THAT THE CONGRESS WILL ELECT M. WALDECK ROCHET AS SECRETARY-GENERAL, A POST OCCUPIED FOR 34 YEARS BY M. MAURICE THOREZ. M. THOREZ IS EXPECTED TO BE GIVEN A NEW "ELDER STATESMAN" POST AS PRESIDENT.

    IN HIS REPORT TO THE CONGRESS, M. WALDECK ROCHET RULED OUT PARTY SUPPORT FOR ANY NON-COMMUNIST CANDIDATE IN THE FIRST ROUND TO VOTING IN NEXT YEAR'S PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION UNLESS THERE WAS PRECISE AGREEMENT ON A COMMON PROGRAMME.

    M. GASTON DEFFERRE, SOCIALIST CANDIDATE FOR THE PRESIDENCY, HAS REFUSED TALKS ON A COMMON PROGRAMME AND THE COMMUNIST PARTY WOULD NOT SIGN ANY "BLANK CHEQUES," M. ROCHET SAID.

    SEVERAL COUNTRIES HAVE SENT DELEGATIONS TO THE CONGRESS. FROM THE SOVIET UNION CAME MR. M. A. SOUSLOV WHO IS A SECRETARY OF THE SOVIET COMMUNIST PARTY'S CENTRAL COMMITTEE.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAE9XFMFTGV8GGED1M7NQB5GGD1
    Media URN:
    VLVAE9XFMFTGV8GGED1M7NQB5GGD1
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    14/05/1964
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:49:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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