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    The first national congress of France's U.N.R. party - Gaullist Union for the New Republic?

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    1.
    GV EXT..Benauge Hall.
    0.05

    2.
    SV Chalandon speaking.
    0.10

    3.
    GV Delegates.
    0.12

    4.
    CU M. Triboulet.
    0.16

    5.
    CU M. Kolanowski.
    0.20

    6.
    LV Mohamed Manou among delegates.
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    SV Chalandon speaking.
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    8.
    GV Delegates.
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    9.
    SV PAN..Chaban-Delmas; Soustelle; Terrenoire; Frey.
    0.36

    10.
    GV Delegates.
    0.39



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    Background: The first national congress of France's U.N.R. party - Gaullist Union for the New Republic - was marked by a clash of ideas on President de Gaulle's Algerian policy, and by a struggle between two groups within the party. Filmed at Bordeaux - November 14 - during the conference's last stages, were M. Chaban-Delmas, mayor of Bordeaux, President of the National Assembly, and one of the party's founder members; Minister of Information Frey; and the two party leaders heading rival factions at the 3-day congress, retiring secretary-general Chalandon, and Minister Delegate to the Premier's Office Soustelle.

    At the closing session (November 15) - attended by Prime Minister Debre - Soustelle's supporters noisily protested against the increase in membership and voting power allocated to the Chalandon group. On Algerian policy, Soustelle supporters at first demanded that a resolution expressing full confidence in De Gaulle's policy should be amended, but finally a motion was carried unanimously, expressing full confidence in President De Gaulle, and favouring close union between France and Algeria. Owing to a power failure, M. Debre addressed the final meeting in almost complete darkness, and without a microphone.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA3M5UVHR3BOGQ4UTK6XKWF941K
    Media URN:
    VLVA3M5UVHR3BOGQ4UTK6XKWF941K
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    16/11/1959
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:39:00
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    Canister:
    N/A

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