• Short Summary

    THE FRENCH COMMUNIST PARTY HAS THROWN ALL ITS FORCES INTO THE PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION CAMPAIGN, AND ITS CANDIDATE, M.

  • Description

    1.
    LV DUCLOS ON ROSTRUM -- SUPPORTERS APPLAUD AND CHANT IN UNISON.
    0.17

    2.
    SV ZOOM TO SLV -- CROWD. DUCLOS SOF STARTS -- PAN TO DUCLOS SPEAKING -- SOF ENDS.
    1.26

    3.
    GV CROWD CHANTS AND APPLAUDS IN UNISON -- PAN TO AND ZOOM TO CU DUCLOS.
    1.36


    TRANSCRIPT: SEQ 2: DUCLOS: "THIS POLICY OF HIGH RENTS, OF RENTS WHICH ARE QUITE OFTEN BEYOND THE FINANCIAL RANGE OF OUR WORKING-CLASS HOUSEHOLDS, IS DENOUNCED BY US IN THIS BROADCAST, WHICH I HOPE YOU WILL SEE, BECAUSE WE HAVE AIMED TO SHOW THE PROBLEMS WHICH GO TO THE HEART OF THE WORKING-CLASS. AND I ALSO HAD THE OPPORTUNITY DURING THIS BROADCAST TO SPEAK OF PRICES, BECAUSE PRICES ARE RISING. BY COMPARISON WITH THE WAGE INCREASES WHICH WERE INTRODUCED AFTER THE GRENELLE AGREEMENTS, AFTER THE EVENTS OF LAST MAY AND JUNE, BY COMPARISON WITH THE INCREASE WHICH YOU HAVE OBTAINED AT RENAULT FOLLOWING YOUR STRUGGLES, IT IS CLEAR THAT RISING PRICES HAVE SWALLOWED UP A PART OF THE WAGE INCREASES WHICH YOU OBTAINED."




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    Background: THE FRENCH COMMUNIST PARTY HAS THROWN ALL ITS FORCES INTO THE PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION CAMPAIGN, AND ITS CANDIDATE, M. JACQUES DUCLOS, HAS BEEN ADDRESSING LARGE MEETINGS THROUGHOUT THE COUNTRY. HE SPOKE TO 7,000 PEOPLE AT MARSEILLES ON MONDAY (19 MAY) AND 9,000 AT LYON ON TUESDAY (20 MAY). YESTERDAY (21 MAY) HE HELD A MEETING AT BOULOGNE-BILLANCOURT, NEAR PARIS, HOME OF THE MASSIVE RENAULT MOTOR WORKS.

    M. DUCLOS' ELECTION CAMPAIGN HAS A DOUBLE OBJECTIVE, TO ENSURE THAT COMMUNIST SUPPORTERS ARE NOT TEMPTED TO VOTE FOR THE INTERIM PRESIDENT, M. ALAIN POHER, IN ORDER TO OPPOSE THE GAULLIST CANDIDATE, M. GEORGES POMPIDOU, AND AT THE SAME TIME TO ATTRACT VOTERS FROM THE NON-COMMUNIST LEFT WING.

    AT BOULOGNE-BILLANCOURT HE ATTACKED HIGH PRICES AND HOUSING COSTS, AND DREW HIS HEARERS' ATTENTION TO AN ELECTION BROADCAST WHICH HE HAD RECORDED FOR FUTURE TRANSMISSION ON RADIO AND TELEVISION, COVERING THE SAME GROUND.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAF2FMXUQ538WW0MUMFT3KCYG3R
    Media URN:
    VLVAF2FMXUQ538WW0MUMFT3KCYG3R
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    22/05/1969
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    MP4
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:36:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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