MOROCCO: Slow Exit

For much of last week, France's reputation abroad and the fate of its government at home rested in the shaky hands of a hesitant old man—Morocco's Sultan Sidi Mohammed ben Moulay Arafa. All week long, Foreign Minister Antoine Pinay telephoned anxiously from Manhattan, in hopes of favorable news to influence the U.N. Assembly vote on the Algerian situation. From Paris, Premier Edgar Faure telephoned urgently to Morocco's Resident General Boyer de Latour; unless Ben Moulay Arafa had "voluntarily" departed before the National Assembly met this week, the Faure government was doomed....

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