France What Victory Will Mean

Re-elected on Sunday, Mitterrand outlines his future plans

Francois Mitterrand won a second seven-year term as France's President on Sunday, with 54% of the vote against Premier Jacques Chirac's 46%. The result was hardly startling after Mitterrand's strong showing in the first round of balloting on April 24, though the release of three French hostages in Lebanon last Wednesday seemed briefly to boost Chirac's chances. Chirac failed to capture enough supporters of Jean-Marie Le Pen, the ultra-rightist candidate, who fared surprisingly well in the initial round. On the eve of his triumph, Mitterrand, 71, outlined his plans for the second term with Time Inc. Editor- in-Chief Jason McManus, TIME...

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