France: One for De Gaulle

In perhaps the most crucial test in the eight-year history of Charles de Gaulle's Fifth Republic, Gaullism was victorious last week, clearly leading the field in the national elections. In this week's runoff elections for the 404 seats for which no one had won a majority in the first round of balloting, the question was merely how large a majority the Gaullists would have in the new National Assembly. That depended on how badly they scared the voters with warnings about the Communists, who had not only retained their position as France's...

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