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France / Mitterrand #71544

ABC Evening News for Sunday, May 10, 1981
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(Studio) Francois Mitterrand reported beating Valery Giscard d'Estaing in France's president election today; details given. Charles De Gaulle mentioned.
REPORTER: Sam Donaldson

(Par' is, France) Mitterrand's past campaigns., against De Gaulle and Giscard recalled; his showing today examined. Films shown. General aspects of his platform outlined; Mitterrand's criticism of USSR 's invasion of Afghanistan mentioned.
REPORTER: Pierre Salinger

(Studio) Probability of Communist mins. in Mitterrand's cabinet noted.
REPORTER: Sam Donaldson

(DC) Reagan administration said withholding comment on French elecs. until tomorrow; details given. [Senator Charles PERCY - expresses concern over Mitterrand's Communist allies; mentions NATO, Poland.] US-French relations in confrontations with USSR in past and concerns over possible weakening of W. alliance considered.
REPORTER: Jack Smith

(Studio) Anchor and reporter discuss French Communistpty. and United States concerns; invasions of Czechoslovakia, Afghanistan and threatened invasion of Poland incld. in report Secretary of State Alexander Haig's remark with regard to West alliance, Solidarity, and possible change in that considered.
REPORTER: Sam Donaldson, Jack Smith

Donaldson, Sam;
Salinger, Pierre;
Smith, Jack

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