FRANCE: Little Pierre

A few tinkles of a silver bell called France's new National Assembly to order one day last week. But as the 600 men who would govern France fumbled to assemble a government, the center of interest was a man with a monkey wrench who wasn't there—Pierre Poujade, with his roughhouse protest movement, his 52 newly-elected Deputies and his 2,400,000 ballot-box followers.

Poujade's Deputies, no longer swaggering on the hustings, filed almost meekly into the strange surroundings of the Palais Bourbon. But the Poujadist symbol, an enameled red cock crowing, flared from every lapel. And the Poujadists quickly got involved in...

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