World: FRANCE: THE BIRTH OF POMPIDOULISM

IN the relaxed manner reserved for those far out in front, Ex-Premier Georges Pompidou last week nailed down the platform of post-De Gaullism that had won him an unexpectedly wide lead over his only remaining rival for the French presidency, Interim President Alain Poher. He announced that he would share some of his allotted television campaign with key supporters from the French political center, thereby inviting further defections from the already depleted opposition. He planned to visit six more cities across France, plainly hoping for a wide national mandate in the runoff election...

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