After the fall of Mendes-France, President Coty faces task of creating new government.
Elysee Palace, Hotel Matignon, Paris, France.
Former French President and Honorary President of the National Assembly, Mr. Edouard Herriot (Radical Socialist leader), leaving Elysee Palace after talk with President Rene Coty. Mr. Yvon Delbos (Radical Socialist) at Ministry of Economic Affairs. Mr. Rene Mayer (Radical Socialist and former Prime Minister of France) at Ministry of Economic affairs. Mr. Antoine Pinay (who failed to form a government) at the Ministry of Economic Affairs. Mr. Pierre Pflimlin leaves Elysee Palace after announcing to Pres. Coty. he cannot form a government. Mr. Pflimlin surrounded by reporter and cameramen. Arrival of Mr. Edgar Faure (Minister of Finance and Foreign Secretary in Mendes-France government) and Mr. Gaston Palewski (RPF) Mr. Christian Pineau (newly appointed Prime Minister) visits Mr. Pierre Mendes-France (former Prime Minister of France) at Hotel Matignon (official residence of French Prime Ministers). Mr. Pineau being questioned by reporters when he leaves.