FRANCE: Fateful Elections

The Western democracies waited anxiously for France to go to the polls next Sunday. France is the keystone of Western European defense; no NATO plans make any sense before it is clear what kind of government France will have after the elections (see INTERNATIONAL). The people who seemed least concerned with the crucial electoral battle were the French voters themselves. Throughout the country, mayors issued proclamations urging Frenchmen to vote. Said one: "You think that nothing will change . . . But you must vote . . ."

Would anything change?

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