• Short Summary

    Speaking at a press conference in Paris, Dec 21, former Gaullist Minister Jacques Soustelle stated the case of his National Rally party - which recently joined forces with the right-wing Algerian deputies' "Unite de la Republique" - against a Government provision banning it from participation in the referendum campaign.

  • Description

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    LV. Soustelle at desk.
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    2.
    CU. Poster.
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    3.
    SV. Soustelle speaks (SOF).
    0.34

    4.
    SIDE V. Reporters.
    0.36

    5.
    CU. Soustelle continues (SOF).
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    6.
    GV. Press and Soustelle.
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    TRANSCRIPT: SEQ. 3: M. Soustelle: "Well, gentlemen, I have asked you to come because I want to tell you that the political movement - that is the Regroupement National which I founded in October - has been arbitrarily excluded by the Government from using the state-owned, state-controlled radio and television in connection with the referendum campaign. Such a decision is illegal and deals a very serious blow to the normal rules of democracy."



    "We therefore will use all other possible legal means to make known our viewpoint in the country during the campaign and to protest against the restriction imposed on the freedom of speech and expression."



    "Now our main point in that campaign is this: It will be said repeatedly that in order to secure peace in Algeria the country will be asked to say 'yes'. I believe with all my heart and all my knowledge of the Algerian situation that, on the contrary, the plan which General de Gaulle submits to the country does not lead to peace. It leads, I believe, to the conflict - a prolonged conflict - and not to a solution. That is why, mainly, we asked the Frenchmen to answer 'no' to the question which is being asked from them in the referendum."




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    Background: Speaking at a press conference in Paris, Dec 21, former Gaullist Minister Jacques Soustelle stated the case of his National Rally party - which recently joined forces with the right-wing Algerian deputies' "Unite de la Republique" - against a Government provision banning it from participation in the referendum campaign. Several small political groups fall under the restricting clause which leaves the field open only to the six major parties in France.

    M. Soustelle stated:

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    Film ID:
    VLVAEOO2YLOPF4BMSVB1KYGBUTJMS
    Media URN:
    VLVAEOO2YLOPF4BMSVB1KYGBUTJMS
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    21/12/1960
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:44:00
    Time in/Out:
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    Canister:
    N/A

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