France: The Making of le President

FRANCE In the final days of campaigning in the first round of France's presidential elections, the two major candidates seemed to be following The Making of The President, 1960 chapter by chapter. Interim President Alain Poher put away his steel-rimmed glasses that had turned into hundreds of tiny distracting mirrors during his TV appearance, and adopted the horn-rimmed nonreflecting kind. Gaullist Georges Pompidou had his bushy eyebrows trimmed to improve his on-camera appearance and turned on a whirlwind, U.S.-style campaign, crisscrossing the country by helicopter and executive jet. Offering a something-for- everyone platform, Pompidou...

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