• Short Summary

    TODAY (THURSDAY) MR. ALAIN POHER INTERIM FRENCH HEAD OF STATE, PRESIDED AT THE CEREMONIES AT?

  • Description

    TODAY (THURSDAY) MR. ALAIN POHER INTERIM FRENCH HEAD OF STATE, PRESIDED AT THE CEREMONIES AT THE ARC DE TRIUMPHE FOR THE ANNIVERSARY OF THE END OF THE SECOND WORLD WAR AS SMALL GROUPS DEMONSTRATING FOR AND AGAINST HIS CANDIDATURE IN THE FORTHCOMING PRESIDENTIAL ELECTIONS, JOINED THE WATCHING CROWDS.

    M. POHER IS WIDELY EXPECTED TO ANNOUNCE HIS CANDIDATURE ON MONDAY (12 MAY).

    M. POHER, WHO WAS ACCOMPANIED BY THE PRIME MINISTER, M. COUVE DE MURVILLE, LAID A WREATH AT THE ETERNAL FLAME ON THE TOMB OF THE UNKNOWN SOLDIER. THEN HE SIGNED THE GOLDEN BOOK AND MET REPRESENTATIVES OF THE VETERAN SOLDIERS ASSOCIATIONS.

    AFTER M. POHER LEFT, POLICE MOVED IN TO DISPERSE THE GROUPS OF DEMONSTRATORS AMONG THE CROWDS.

    A PUBLIC OPINION POLL PUBLISHED TODAY SAID THAT IN THE PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION M. POHER WOULD HAVE A STRONG CHANCE AGAINST FORMER PRIME MINISTER POMPIDOU TO WHOM IT GAVE 42 PER CENT OF THE FIRST ROUND VOTE, AGAINST 35 PER CENT FOR M. POHER.

    YESTERDAY M. POHER SAID THAT HE DID NOT WISH TO BE A CANDIDATE, BUT "MAY BE FORCED TO BE". HE ADDED "THE CHOICE BEFORE THE COUNTRY MUST BE CLEAR. THINGS HAVE NOT TURNED OUT BADLY SO FAR. THERE IS NO CHAOS. I HAVE DONE EVERYTHING TO PREVENT A SPLIT IN FRANCE."
    AND TONIGHT AN OFFICIAL SPOKESMAN SAID THAT "THERE IS STILL A CHANCE THAT M. POHER WILL NOT RUN" AND THAT HE WOULD MAKE HIS DECISION KNOWN ON MONDAY.

    THE ELECTION IS TO BE HELD ON JUNE 1ST AND THE NOMINATIONS CLOSE ON TUESDAY, 13 MAY.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAECPB38NRGGIA1TKMUSJ0JXBXL
    Media URN:
    VLVAECPB38NRGGIA1TKMUSJ0JXBXL
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    08/05/1969
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:42:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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