• Short Summary

    INTERIM FRENCH PRESIDENT ALAIN POHER, WHO IS TRAILING BADLY IN PUBLIC OPINION POLLS IN THE FRENCH ELECTION CAMPAIGN, HAS BEEN MAKING A TOUR OF THE PROVINCES AND WAGING A HARD-HITTING CAMPAIGN, ATTACKING GAULLIST POLICY ON ALL FRONTS.

  • Description


    POHER SPEAKING IN FRENCH; CROWDS. (FRENCH AND NATURAL SOUND)



    TRANSCRIPT: POHER: "AND DEFEND WITH YOU THE FRENCH REPUBLIC SINCE I SEE HER FLAG HERE, ALL TOGETHER. THE REPUBLIC OF DIALOGUE AND THE REPUBLIC OF THE UNITED FRENCH OF FRENCHMEN AT LAST RECONCILED, NO MATTER WHAT THEIR DIVISIONS OF YESTERDAY.



    GASTON DEFERRE, AN OLD COMRADE OF MINE, WE FOUGHT TOGETHER FOR EUROPE AND ALSO WITH THE MAYORS FOR THE DEFENCE OF LOCAL COMMUNITIES. YOU LED THE FIGHT, YOU WERE RIGHT TO DEFEND YOUR OWN IDEAS. TODAY, NEXT TO ME, YOU ARE DEFENDING OURS, AND AFTER ALL, THEY ARE THE SAME. THUS GOES VOTING AND THUS THE FIGHT FOR THE REPUBLIC. I DID NOT WISH TO BE A CANDIDATE, FOR I HAD A MISSION TO FULFIL AND I WISH TO EXPLAIN THIS TO YOU. ONE COULD ACCUSE ME, AND ONE WOULD BE RIGHT, OF NOT HAVING REALLY FOUGHT DURING THE FIRST ROUND. IT IS TRUE, BUT I HAD TO DEFEND THE REPUBLIC. I WAS THE INTERIM PRESIDENT OF THE REPUBLIC.....AND I STILL AM THE INTERIM PRESIDENT OF THE REPUBLIC."




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    Background: INTERIM FRENCH PRESIDENT ALAIN POHER, WHO IS TRAILING BADLY IN PUBLIC OPINION POLLS IN THE FRENCH ELECTION CAMPAIGN, HAS BEEN MAKING A TOUR OF THE PROVINCES AND WAGING A HARD-HITTING CAMPAIGN, ATTACKING GAULLIST POLICY ON ALL FRONTS. YESTERDAY HE DREW A LARGE CROWD AND THUNDEROUS APPLAUSE WHEN HE ADDRESSED A RALLY IN MARSEILLES.

    M. POHER TOLD HIS AUDIENCE THAT HE HAD NOT WANTED TO BE A CANDIDATE IN THE ELECTION, FOR, HE SAID, HE HAD A MISSION TO FULFIL.

    LATER, IN A TELEVISION BROADCAST, M. POHER SAID THAT HE WAS NOT SPECIFICALLY A CENTRIST CANDIDATE AND HE MIGHT EVEN TAKE SOME GAULLISTS INTO HIS CABINET IF HE WERE ELECTED.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA2YVFWOFH7WI4IKOCJX8UVUUW3
    Media URN:
    VLVA2YVFWOFH7WI4IKOCJX8UVUUW3
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    10/06/1969
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:02:13:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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