Vincent Auriol becomes the President of France after Charles de Gaulle's resignation.
Long shot, exterior of the French Government building in Paris. French Foreign Minster, Mr Georges Bidault arriving and entering the building. Elderly man with beard and spectacles speaking into camera on his way to door. He enters the building. More shots of the exterior of the building and surroundings.
Several men enter a room, one of them is newly elected President Vincent Auriol. He stands at desk. He shows a document, press taking photographs, he smiles. He shakes hands with several people. Close up shot of President Auriol speaking to camera - no sound. Close up shot of a document with two signatures.