FRANCE: The Fifth Republic

As the incredible returns continued to pour in last week from the outer precincts of French power, the sweep of Charles de Gaulle's triumph increased. In Martinique in the Caribbean the ratio was 14-1 for De Gaulle. On the Pacific island of New Caledonia, 52-1. In the Sahara, 70-1. Of 18 overseas territories, only French Guinea voted no. French residents in the Soviet Union plumped for De Gaulle 74-43, and in the New York voting area, 2,343 to 152. France itself, in a record turnout, jammed the polling places to roll up a majority of 79.25% for the new...

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