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    The French Communist Party on Wednesday (13 Dec) started a five day congress in Paris.

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    GV INT. Congress
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    SCU Delegates applaud
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    SV Marchais speaking
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    SV Marchais
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    Background: The French Communist Party on Wednesday (13 Dec) started a five day congress in Paris.

    It comes at a time when the government and the left wing opposition are shaping up for general elections early in the new year.

    The congress, attended by twelve hundred representatives of local party federations, and dozens of foreign observers was therefore expected to be occupied mainly with the forthcoming electoral battle and a drive by the united left to overcome the government majority in the National Assembly.

    The most recent opinion poll has given the Communists and their allies, the Socialists and leftwing radicals, 45 per cent of the first round vote in the coming elections, due in February or March. It gave the Gaulliets and their allies only 38 per cent of the vote. But this figure could shoot up in the decisive second round of voting as moderate electors shy away from the prospect of a left wing victory in which the Communists would be a major partner.

    The French Communist Party leader, Georges Marchais, looking towards the elections, called for a "democratic spring" in France to bring the country towards socialism. In a three hour speech, he said the Communists wanted to co-operate with the rest of the Left, not to dominate it.

    SYNOPSIS: The French Communist Party holds a Congress in Paris. The five day Congress comes at a time when the Gaullist government and the left wing opposition are preparing for general elections, either in February or March next year.

    The Communist Party leader, Georges Marchais, in his opening speech, called for a democratic spring in France to bring the country towards socialism His speech struck a moderate tons.... / and he insisted that the Communist Party wanted to co-operate with the rest of the French left...not to dominate it. The electoral hopes of the left have been boosted by recent public opinion polls which show them leading the Gaullists in popularity on the first round of voting.

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    VLVA2E3YJ6DG07WTRKVVXBZJ2NVW3
    Group:
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    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    13/10/1972
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    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:33:00
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