FRANCE: Ca Me Degoute

Next Sunday the weary French voters —most of them, anyway—will go to the polls (for the fourth time in seven months) to elect 619 deputies to the first National Assembly of the Fourth Republic. The prospect: a continuation of the present coalition government, in which the MRP (Catholic progressives) now leads the Communists by a slight margin, with the Socialists third. The plain people were not much agitated; the winter winds were beginning to blow in earnest around their scantily heated houses. They were much more interested in coal than in coalition.

Charles de Gaulle continued last week to attack...

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