• Short Summary

    The leadership of France's centrist coalition, the Movement Reformatour, called on a giant rally on Wednesday (January 31) in Paris to concentrate on the defeat of the Gaullists in the coming elections.

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    The leadership of France's centrist coalition, the Movement Reformatour, called on a giant rally on Wednesday (January 31) in Paris to concentrate on the defeat of the Gaullists in the coming elections.

    Jean-Jacques Servan-Schreibes and Jean Lecanuet called for unity among the centrists against the Gaullist supporters of President Georges Pompidou. Neither made any reference to what is considered the greatest threat to the Gaullists - a left wing coalition of the Socialist and Communist parties.

    M. Servan-Schreiber, leader of the Parti Radical, which combined with M. Lecanuet's Centre Party to form the reform movement, said the Gaullist majority had already lost the support of the French people. He said the Movement Reformatour had a programme that was not just talk, but action.

    M. Lecanuet said his programme was the same as when he ran against the late President Charles de Gaulle in 1966. The Gaullists were a static party, secretive and unresponsive to the country's needs. A true democracy, he said, respected any religion and any opinion and that was what France needed and what the Movement Reformatour offered.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAMLSFRMAFE3NKE5GMKJ6V4PL4
    Media URN:
    VLVAMLSFRMAFE3NKE5GMKJ6V4PL4
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    01/02/1973
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:53:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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