France They Were Not Kidding: Mauroy's blueprint for Socialist reform

The Premier outlines a sweeping blueprint for Socialist reform

"We will do exactly what we said we would dono more no less." With those words, spoken from the gilded rostrum of France's National Assembly last week, Socialist Premier Pierre Mauroy unveiled his government's program for transforming the country's social and economic landscape. The only real surprise was Mauroy's determination, at the behest of President François Mitterrand, to act quickly on the basic planks of the Socialists' electoral platform: nationalization of banks and a number of industries, decentralization of the nation's administrative...

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