EUROPE: Plus

Plus ça Change

London was not the only European capital to come down with a case of political instability. In Paris, French President Georges Pompidou decided that it was time for a change and replaced an old Cabinet with a new one headed by a not-so-nouveau Premier. In Rome, yet another shaken Italian coalition government fell—or, rather, was pushed into resigning. Items:

>For several months, French political pundits have been forecasting the imminent demise of ineffective Gaullist Premier Pierre Messmer. Last week Messmer did indeed resign, along with his entire government, only to be...

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