FRANCE: The Page of Progress

As Frenchmen last week examined the results of their two-week electoral spree, they seemed to have the slightly dismayed air of a finger painter surveying his own handiwork. They knew what they were voting against (the old gang), but were now surprised by what they had voted for. Even Charles de Gaulle himself had not wanted the kind of right-wing majority he got. He had insisted on a single-constituency method of voting that was presumed to favor familiar names (principally the Socialists and Radicals) over a grab bag of unknowns styling themselves...

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