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French Conservatives Win Assembly Control Parties Take Majority Away From Socialists; Mitterrand Faces Problem in Choice of Premier
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Los Angeles Times (pre-1997 Fulltext) - Los Angeles, Calif.
Author: Meisler, Stanley
Date: Mar 17, 1986
Start Page: 1
Section: 1; Foreign Desk
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The victory of the Conservatives was not confirmed until 7 a.m. today when the government announced that with four seats still undecided, the Conservative coalition had won 289 seats, the bare minimum needed for a majority. Since the conservatives failed in their goal of a resounding majority, the results will give [Francois Mitterrand] a good deal of leeway in making his choice of a premier.

Before the election, Raymond Barre, a former conservative premier ranked by polls as the most popular politician in France, had insisted that Mitterrand should resign if faced with a conservative majority and that, if he did not, the conservatives should try to force the resignation by refusing to accept the post of premier.

PHOTO: Curtain raiser-French Premier [Laurent Fabius], left, and President Francois Mitterrand vote in National Assembly elections. Opposition conservatives made a strong showing, setting the stage for a possibly long-running conflict with Mitterrand, a Socialist. / Reuters Associated Press

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