World: FRENCH PARTIES & THEIR PROSPECTS

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Communist Party (P.C.) Leader: Waldeck Rochet, 63 Seats in old Assembly: 71 Candidates: 470

"A party of order and political wisdom," P.C. Boss Waldeck Rochet called it last week. No paradigm of classic Marxist militancy, the party jumped embarrassingly late onto the student-worker bandwagon and has generally. played a restraining role in the current crisis. De Gaulle made the Communists respectable by wooing Moscow and the East; they like his foreign policy, but dislike his authoritarianism at home and remain the focus of anti-Gaullism among many workers, the poor and some intellectuals. Prospects: some increase in Assembly seats.

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