France: Winners & Losers

Burnham, James
April 1978
National Review;4/14/1978, Vol. 30 Issue 15, p459
The article presents an insight into the political developments in France. The election results in France were against the Communist Party in the country. The pre-election opinion polls however showed popular majority for the Left in the country. The Common Front of the Left was 91 seats behind in the new National Assembly in the election. If the Left had won, the country would have faced political and economic chaos. There would have been profound repercussions even outside France. Two major objectives of the Communist party was to reconsolidate the French Left and to weaken the French Socialist Party and its leader François Mitterrand.


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