TITLE

TOWARD A SETTLEMENT IN ALGERIA

AUTHOR(S)
Gallagher, Charles F.
PUB. DATE
January 1960
SOURCE
Foreign Affairs;Jan1960, Vol. 38 Issue 2, p273
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article presents a discussion on the Algerian revolution. Although nothing can be completely certain in a problem so complex and emotion-bound as that of the Algerian revolution, it is now at least clear that the statement of French President Charles de Gaulle on September 16,1960 and the events subsequent to it represented a major turning point in that struggle. The policy enunciated in the presidential declaration made mention for the first time, with reservations, of the possibility of self-determination, by which all Algerians would freely choose between the three alternatives of integration with France, some kind of association, or independence. The formal answer of the rebel government, which calls itself the Provisional Government of the Algerian Republic, accepted the offer on September 28, 1960 with conditions, and expressed willingness to negotiate on political issues without insisting upon the precondition of French agreement to Algeria's right to independence. A short time later approval of the French Government's policy in the National Assembly by a massive majority consecrated the first concrete move towards a settlement in Algeria in the five years since the revolution began.
ACCESSION #
14719977

 

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