TITLE

Trying to Exorcise a Specter

PUB. DATE
April 1974
SOURCE
Time;4/29/1974, Vol. 103 Issue 17, p42
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article reports on the stoppage of Gaullism in France. It states that the death of Georges Pompidou ended the 16-year monopoly of the presidency of the Fifth Republic. It notes that Socialist Party Leader Francois Mitterrand, who also has the support of France's formidable Communist Party gained 40 percent of the votes from the public opinion polls in the May 5 elections. It reveals that Finance Minister Valery Giscard d'Estating and Former Premier Jacques Chaban-Delams earned 28 percent and 26 percent vote respectively, which mostly from the Gaullist and middle-of -the-road. It elaborates that if Mitterand can attract enough support from Gaullists or Centrist to give him more than 50 percent vote, it would make him the new president of France.
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53817123

 

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