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NBC Evening News for Sunday, May 10, 1981
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(Studio) Francois Mitterrand reported beating President Valery Giscard d'Estaing in French president election; details given.
REPORTER: Jane Pauley

(Paris, France) Implications of Mitterrand's victory examined; closing days of his and Giscard's campaigns. noted. Films shown. Mitterrand's post-elec. statement reported; issue of Communist participation in his government considered. Pol. gap between Mitterrand and President Reagan acknowledged; Charles De Gaulle mentioned.
REPORTER: Keith Miller

(Studio) Reagan administration said not responding to Mitterrand's victory until tomorrow.
REPORTER: Jane Pauley

(DC) Possible interpretation of White House silence on Mitterrand's win considered; implications for Reagan administration noted. Potential rift in French-W. German partnership, originally based on Giscard's personal friendship with Chancellor Helmut Schmidt, incring. pacifism in France and eventual weakening of US-France relationship discussed; Mitterrand's criticism of United States policy in El Salvador cited as example Possibility of Reagan meeting new French president this summer mentioned.
REPORTER: Marvin Kalb

Kalb, Marvin;
Miller, Keith;
Pauley, Jane

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