FRANCE: Selling the Constitution

In all France no paper save the Communist L'Humanité has denounced Premier Charles de Gaulle more outspokenly than Paris' frisky young L'Express. But looking on at the 39 old parliamentarians who were studying De Gaulle's proposed new constitution, L'Express sighed: "To see again these men and their methods, to have looked at them for the last time at work, gives one a desire to scream 'yes' to any new regime, to any constitution, provided it changes things."

Discontent with the past, as much as concern for the future, underlay France's passive acceptance...

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