FRANCE: SITUATION REPORT (AS OF 0700 EDT)

Created: 5/26/1968

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CENTRAL INTELLIGENCE AGENCY

Directorate- off Intelligence6 "

INTELLIGENCE MEMORANDUM

at Situation Repo {AS Of O'.QO EDT)

1. Violence has subsided for the moment. Pompidou will

meat for the second time with labor and management this

afternoon. The first neetLng was reportedly inconclusive.

Gaulle's taction'for dealing with thoare now more evident. Pompdiou has beendifficult task of handling the immediate situation]

Do Gaulle will attempt toroad program to attack the underlying causes of the present discontent. Tho French President did not touch on tha internal situation when Ambassador Shriver presented his credentials yesterday.

reaction to De Gaulle's speecheven members of hie own entourage reportedlyhe is no longer capable of coping with theeditor of Trance's influential Le Monde has now joined

the chorus of Ajfft-wing and moderate critics who have assailed

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general's aloof approach aa inappropriate to the grave crisis facing Franco.

4. Tha government's announced policy of banning all public assemblies will be tested Monday evening when students have scheduled further demonstrations.

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