CBS Evening News for Tuesday, Mar 07, 1978
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(Studio) Upcoming French elecs. and changes outcome could bring within France and relations with United States explained.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite
(Paris, France) Details given on campaign being waged by Gaullists, led by Paris Mayor Jacques Chirac, and troubles party has from Communists& because of feud between Chirac and President Giscard. Also outlined is campaign of Communists, led by Georges Marchais, and its adherence to ideology of Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels. Relations of French Communists with USSR brand of Communism cited. Is noted that major of French voters want change in present government but not as drastic as that offered by Communists& that their votes expected to go to Socialist party led by Francois Mitterrand; alliance of Socialists and Communists& outlook for government makeup if Socialists win outlined.
REPORTER: Tom Fenton
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