FRANCE: Man with a Voter's Face

FRANCE Man with a Voter's Face (See Cover)

"The cabinet does not want to fall," said Antoine Pinay, "but if you should choose to relieve it of its heavy responsibilities, it will be consoled." In this take-it-or-leave-it fashion, the Premier of France last week demanded a vote of confidence from the National Assembly. When the votes were cast, a precarious margin of nine—300 votes to 291—granted Antoine Pinay's government one more reprieve from the fate that comes with maddening regularity to all who try to govern modern France. The slimness of the majority...

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