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France / Presidential Election #320863

CBS Evening News for Saturday, Apr 23, 1988
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(Studio: Bob Schieffer) Tomorrow's first round in France's president election previewed. Report introduced.

(Paris, France: Doug Tunnell) Background to France's president election featured; details given, scenes shown. President Francois Mitterrand's shift away from socialism to middle-of-the-road position detailed. [Pol. writer Franz-Olivier GIESBERT - says Mitterrand no longer talks about socialism.] Challenge of Prime Min. Jacques Chirac noted. [Journalist Jean LESIEUR - discusses French pols.] Right-winger Jean-Marie Le Pen's relative success noted; scenes shown. [MAN - talks about Le Pen.]

Tunnell, Doug;
Schieffer, Bob

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