FRANCE: The Jugglers

After almost ten years of parliamentary life, Georges Bidault, courageous and resourceful leader of the French resistance movement in World War II, no longer looks like a man who would rush carelessly into danger—particularly not into the perils of a general election. Knowing that the next Premier will have the power to bring about the Assembly's dissolution any time in the coming 18 months—in the event that an absolute majority of the Assembly should disapprove of his government—France's seat-hugging Deputies were favorably disposed towards Bidault, President Auriol's third Premier-designate in three...

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