World: THE POST-DE GAULLE ERA BEGINS

As France prepared to elect its first new President in more than a decade, the two surviving candidates to succeed Charles de Gaulle virtually reversed their earlier campaign strategies and styles. Interim President Alain Poher had conducted an aloof, deliberately understated campaign during the first round of voting, basking in the premature warmth of his discovery by the country. Last week Poher was scrambling frantically across France and, feeling a chill, shouting to audiences with such ferocity that he lost most of his voice. Ex-Premier Georges Pompidou, by contrast, was far more relaxed...

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