FRANCE: Clemency & Combat

For a few heady moments last week the Deputies of Gaullist France almost succeeded in recreating the wrangling course of the Fourth Republic. "The representatives of the working class have been arbitrarily reduced," bawled Communist Waldeck Rochet. "We are only ten Deputies for 4,000,000 voters." From somewhere in the rear of the great half-shell that houses the National Assembly, a voice shouted back: "That's ten too many." A right-wing Deputy's ironic reference to "how times have changed" brought Premier Michel Debre himself to his feet. "One thing has not changed," roared the testy Debre. "At the tribune stands a...

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