FRANCE: The Man of Change

"A speech may change an opinion, but never a vote," goes an old and cynical marim of French politics. Last week in the marble hall of the National Assembly, the maxim was dramatically shattered. The bright and comparatively young politician who did it transformed overnight, for good or ill, the French and the world political scene.

He made himself France's new Premier, he breathed new life (and danger) into the expiring Geneva Conference, and he revived the prospect of a negotiated settlement in Indo-China. He brought a transfusion of young, fresh blood...

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