• Short Summary

    THE FRENCH NATIONAL ASSEMBLY MET TODAY (29 APRIL) FOR THE FIRST TIME SINCE THE SUNDAY REFERENDUM OF 27 APRIL AND PAID TRIBUTES TO EX-PRESIDENT OF GAULLE BEFORE TURNING TO ORDINARY BUSINESS.

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    NATIONAL ASSEMBLY BUILDING; MINISTERS ARRIVING; POMPIDOU ARRIVING; POMPIDOU'S OFFICE; POMPIDOU ARRIVING THERE; SOCIALIST PARTY HEADQUARTERS




    Initials GL/V/JH/PC



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    Background: THE FRENCH NATIONAL ASSEMBLY MET TODAY (29 APRIL) FOR THE FIRST TIME SINCE THE SUNDAY REFERENDUM OF 27 APRIL AND PAID TRIBUTES TO EX-PRESIDENT OF GAULLE BEFORE TURNING TO ORDINARY BUSINESS. MEANWHILE THE UNOFFICIAL PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION CAMPAIGN BLAZED INTO LIES AS M. GEORGE'S POMPIDOU AND M. GASTON DEFFERRE DECLARED THEMSELVES AS CANDIDATES.

    NO DATE HAS YET BEEN FIXED FOR THE ELECTION, BUT IT MUST BE HELD WITHIN FIVE WEEKS.

    M. POMPIDOU WAS FIRST TO DECLARE HE WOULD STAND. THE BANKER WHO WAS PRIME MINISTER FOR SIX YEARS UNDER GENERAL DE GAULLE ATTENDED A MEETING OF GAULLIST DEPUTIES AT THE NATIONAL ASSEMBLY. IT'S UNDERSTOOD HE TOLD THEM HE WOULD, IF ELECTED, KEEP TO THE BROAD LINES OF THE GENERAL'S POLICY AT HOME AND ABROAD, BUT ALSO SAID THE QUESTION OF BRITAIN'S ENTRY TO THE COMMON MARKET SHOULD BE RE-EXAMINED. HE LATER WENT TO HIS OWN OFFICE WHERE SUPPORTERS WERE WAITING OUTSIDE.

    M. GASTON DEFFERRE, LAWYER, JOURNALIST AND MAYOR OF MARSEILLES, PUT HIMSELF FORWARD THIS AFTERNOON, SAYING HE WOULD SEEK THE BACKING OF THE SOCIALIST PARTY (S.F.I.O.) AT ITS CONGRESS NEXT SUNDAY. BUT THERE REMAINS MUCH SPECULATION OVER POSSIBLE LEFT-WING ALLIANCES.

    SOCIALIST PARTY LEADER GUY MOLLET HAS RULED OUT AN ALLIANCE WITH THE COMMUNIST PARTY SUCH AS BACKED M. FRANCOIS MITTERRAND AGAINST GENERAL DE GAULLE IN 1965.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA89BX4LPII77E2DGQ3EXDKLXR2
    Media URN:
    VLVA89BX4LPII77E2DGQ3EXDKLXR2
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    29/04/1969
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:21:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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