Foreign News: Dissolve & Rule

That querulous congregation of contention. the French Assembly, gathered last week in a mood as black as the sooty exterior of its Seine-side meeting place. For the third time in three weeks, owlish little Premier Edgar Faure was bobbing and weaving frantically to save his political life.

Nobody was happy over the way things were going. French prestige abroad was suffering one defeat after another. First there was the massive repudiation by Saar voters of France's ten-year rule. Snorted Deputy Jacques Vendrous, De Gaulle's brother-in-law: "France played cards while the Saar was lost." Deputies were also nettled at South Viet Nam's summary...

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