FRANCE: Juggler

Though his opponents are busy discussing among themselves who will be France's next Premier,* Pierre Mendès-France last week blithely shook up his Cabinet for the fifth time and announced crisply: "Now the real work begins." By this he meant applying himself to his favorite subject, economics, and his declared intention to unravel France's knotted economy.

In all that has gone before (Geneva, EDC, the Paris accords), Mendès-France, for all his spectacular performance, has regarded himself as merely clearing the decks. Last week the Premier stepped down as his own Foreign Minister and persuaded his able Minister of Finance, Edgar Faure,...

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