FRANCE: Communists to the Rescue

For a month now, Premier Edgar Faure and the French Assembly have been playing out a French farce known as the vote of confidence. Though the Assembly does not like Faure, it is not yet prepared to replace him, and so the technique is to give him the vote without giving him any reason for confidence.

For the second time in ten days, Premier Faure last week risked the life of his government on a vote of confidence over the issue of new Assembly elections in December. His principal opponent was his predecessor, party leader and onetime friend, Pierre...

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