FRANCE: The Over-Beautiful Bride

In Paris last week 74-year-old Edouard Daladier, last survivor of the "men of Munich," bitterly ended his 40-year career in French politics. Rather than face certain defeat, Radical Socialist Daladier resigned as mayor of Avignon, abandoned his candidacy for a seat in the Fifth Republic's first National Assembly. "In all France." he snapped, "a new right wing, aggressive and hidebound, triumphs by covering itself with the name and prestige of General de Gaulle."

At week's end, trooping to the polls for the second, runoff round of National Assembly elections, French voters confirmed this sour tribute to the power of the Gaullist...

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