Mitterrand's Thorn: The PCF
ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA
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Despite these encouraging signs, if US policymakers are to truly understand French perspective, a sensitivity to French domestic politics is essential. While conceding certain cosmetic changes, most analysts see considerable continuity in Frances foreign and defense politics to postulate a similar continuity with regard to domestic policies, however, would be to ignore reality. In Mitterrands case, possible opposition from the left may prove more devastating than that from the rightist establishment that his reforms so threaten. The focus of politics on the left over the last decade has centered around the state of relations between Mitterrands Socialist Party and Georges Marchais Communist Party PCF. These relations will continue to be important to the accomplishment of Mitterrands goals and, consequently, to the maintenance of his popularity with the electorate.
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