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France / Mitterrand Inauguration #71737

ABC Evening News for Thursday, May 21, 1981
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(Studio) Report introduced
REPORTER: Frank Reynolds

(Studio) Francois Mitterrand's inauguration as Socialist president of France discussed; films shown.
REPORTER: Peter Jennings

(Paris, France) Mitterrand's assumption of power from Valery Giscard d'Estaing examined; Charles DeGaul mentioned. Films shown. His greeting of French socialist Pierre Mendes-France noted; appointed of Pierre Mauroy as prime minister mentioned. Interment of Voltaire, Victor Hugo and Emile Zola in Pantheon noted. Mitterrand's ceremony at tomb of resistance hero Jean Moulin described; Spanish tenor Placido Domingo said singing the "Marseilles."
REPORTER: Pierre Salinger

(Studio) Question of Communists in Mitterrand's cabinet and feeling that West Alliance won't be compromised discussed. Inclusion of Communists in Portugal's cabinet noted. Mitterrand's opposition to USSR dominance said perhaps greater than Giscard' south
REPORTER: Peter Jennings

Jennings, Peter;
Reynolds, Frank;
Salinger, Pierre

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