The Big Knife

June 1957
Time;6/3/1957, Vol. 69 Issue 22, p22
The article focuses on the resignation of Socialist French Prime Minister Guy Mollet after earning an unconstitutional majority of 250-213 vote-of-confidence. It says that the vote is not a result of the Algerian war but due to his soak-the-rich tax program. It states that after his resignation, Pierre Mendés-France also vacated his position. It adds that President Rene Coty sent Former Premier René Pleven on a mission to reconcile the parties.


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