Algeria And New French Constitution
Referendum Campaign in Overeas France
Premier de gaulle's ten-day campaign to mobilize support for the new French constitution in overseas France is scheduled to wind up in Algeria at the end of August. A month later, on Sept. 28, the people of France, at home and overseas, will go to the polls to cast ballots for or against adoption of the proposed basic law of the Fifth Republic.
The constitution as now drafted would give most of the overseas territories the right at a later time to choose whether (1) to continue in their present status of limited autonomy, (2) to accept full autonomy in a federation of France and overseas territories, or (3) to become departments of the republic.1 None of ...