At Stake with Mitterrand

May 1981
National Review;5/29/1981, Vol. 33 Issue 10, p595
The article reflects on the election of François Mitterrand as president of the French Republic in 1981. It emphasizes his pledge to maintain the membership of France in the North Atlantic Treaty Organization alliance. It identifies several concerns about his presidency. It describes how his program commits him to some radical changes in French economic and social life. It contends that his power as president of the Fifth Republic will be very great specifically on the issues of national interest and national emergency.


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