• Short Summary

    PRESIDENT DE GAULLE SCORED A VICTORY FOR THE CREATION OF A FRENCH NATIONAL ATOMIC STRIKE FORCE JULY 17 WHEN THE OPPOSITION IN THE NATIONAL ASSEMBLY FAILED IN A CENSURE MOTION AGAINST THE GOVERNMENT'S BILL FOR SUPPLEMENTARY CREDITS FOR THE FRENCH ISOTOPE PLANT AT PIERRELATTE ON THE RHONE.

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    LV NATIONAL ASSEMBLY
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    2.
    SV DEPUTIES ARRIVE
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    3.
    SV DITTO TAKING
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    GV NATIONAL ASSEMBLY
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    SV GUY MOLLET ADDRESSES CHAMBER
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    LV DITTO
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    TV DEPUTIES LISTEN
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    8.
    SV MOLLET SPEAKING
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    9.
    SV PRESS
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    10.
    LV DEPUTIES LISTEN
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    Background: PRESIDENT DE GAULLE SCORED A VICTORY FOR THE CREATION OF A FRENCH NATIONAL ATOMIC STRIKE FORCE JULY 17 WHEN THE OPPOSITION IN THE NATIONAL ASSEMBLY FAILED IN A CENSURE MOTION AGAINST THE GOVERNMENT'S BILL FOR SUPPLEMENTARY CREDITS FOR THE FRENCH ISOTOPE PLANT AT PIERRELATTE ON THE RHONE.

    THE CENSURE MOTION, PROMOTED BY THE SOCIALISTS AND RADICALS AND SUPPORTED BY SOME CATHOLIC (MRP) AND CONSERVATIVES (INDEPENDENTS), FAILED TO GET THE NECESSARY ABSOLUTE MAJORITY.

    THE VOTE OF 206 (35 SHORT OF THE REQUISITE 241) WAS PARTICULARLY SIGNIFICANT BECAUSE IT CONSTITUTED AN UNEQUIVOCAL ENDORSEMENT OF PRESIDENT DE GAULLE'S DETERMINATION TO BUILD UP A FRENCH ATOMIC STRIKE FORCE AND A FRENCH ATOMIC INDUSTRY.

    M. GUY MOLLET, LEADER OF THE FRENCH SOCIALIST PARTY, OPENED THE DEBATE BY ATTACKING THE GOVERNMENT FOR ITS POLICY OF CREATING A NATIONAL NUCLEAR STRIKE FORCE INSTEAD OF A EUROPEAN ONE. A NATIONAL NUCLEAR FORCE, HE DECLARED, WAS TOO WEEK TO BE EFFECTIVE AND WOULD THREATEN EUROPEAN UNITY.

    THE FRENCH PREMIER, M. GEORGES POMPIDOU HIT BACK AT GOVERNMENT CRITICS, SAYING THAT FRANCE WAS HELPING THE ATLANTIC ALLIANCE AND UNDERPINNING THE FUTURE UNITY OF EUROPE BY TAKING UPON HERSELF SOME OF THE COSTS AND RISKS OF THE FREE WORLD'S NUCLEAR ARMAMENT.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAEPZ6K5QC2PB4WBP0B22JGRJIQ
    Media URN:
    VLVAEPZ6K5QC2PB4WBP0B22JGRJIQ
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    17/07/1962
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:56:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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