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    A LOSING CANDIDATE IN THE FRENCH PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION ON SUNDAY, M. LECANUET, HAS SPOKEN IN?

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    M. LECANUET WITH REPORTERS AND S.O.F. STATEMENT.



    TRANSCRIPT: "THE CONSTRUCTION OF EUROPE IS MOST IMPORTANT FOR THE FUTURE OF OUR COUNTRY, AND ANY DELAY OR STOP TOWARDS A UNITED EUROPE WOULD BE EXTREMELY SERIOUS. BUT IT CANNOT BE ANY EUROPE. WE HAVE TO MAINTAIN THE EXISTING ORGANISATIONS AND THE INSTITUTIONS WITHIN THE FRAMEWORK OF THE TREATY OF ROME. WE HAVE TO ENGAGE OURSELVES TOWARDS THE POLITICAL UNITY TO ACHIEVE, STEP BY STEP, THE UNITED STATES OF EUROPE. UNITED EUROPE MUST BECOME AN EQUAL PARTNER OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICAN WITHIN THE ATLANTIC ALLIANCE. HISTORY WILL NOT ALWAYS OFFER TO FRANCE THE GREAT OPPORTUNITIES OF A FURTHER....WHICH HAVE HER A NEW DIMENSION. TOMORROW MIGHT BE TOO LATE. THE LAW DOES NOT ALLOW ME TO BE A CANDIDATE IN THE SECOND ROUND OF THE RUNOFF BALLOT. BUT I DO BELIEVE THAT ON THE NINETEENTH OF DECEMBER EVERYONE WILL HAVE TO DECIDE PERSONALLY IN VIEW OF THESE VITAL AIMS."




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    Background: A LOSING CANDIDATE IN THE FRENCH PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION ON SUNDAY, M. LECANUET, HAS SPOKEN IN PARIS OF THE NEED FOR A UNITED EUROPE. M. LECANUET, IS NOT ELIGIBLE TO STAND AS A CANDIDATE IN THE RUN-OFF BALLOT OF DECEMBER 19.

    M. LECANUET STOOD AS A CENTRE CANDIDATE IN THE PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION. HE SAID THAT THE CONSTRUCTION OF EUROPE WAS IMPORTANT TO FRANCE AND ANY DELAY IN UNITING EUROPE WOULD HAVE SERIOUS CONSEQUENCES. HIS STATEMENT COMES A FEW DAYS BEFORE THE PRESIDENTIAL POLL BETWEEN PRESIDENT DE GAULLE AND THE LEFT-WING CANDIDATE, M. MITTERRAND. FOR SOME MONTHS FRANCE HAS BOYCOTTED MINISTERIAL MEETINGS OF THE COMMON MARKET.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA35H9DJ8NRSMXC66HU2VJNXEKL
    Media URN:
    VLVA35H9DJ8NRSMXC66HU2VJNXEKL
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    09/12/1965
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:13:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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