SOCIALISTS: France: Mollet's Threat

Socialist Guy Mollet, once Premier of France for 16 months, a record for the Fourth Republic, was one of the key men in paving the way for General de Gaulle's peaceful return to power. But in the elections that followed, his Socialists—a party of fonctionnaires rather than laborers, which held more seats in the National Assembly than any party except the Communists—were roundly beaten by a public dissatisfied with all the old parties.

Last week, faced by dissension from those who wanted a more intensive leftism, Mollet told a party congress: "If tomorrow the party wishes to form other policies, for...

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