General elections returned the Christian Socialists (Government Party) to power with 82 seats. The Socialists got 59 seats; Pan-Germans, 8.
The main significance of the elections was the eradication of the Communists from Austrian politics and the crushing defeat of the Pan-Germans.
The annihilation of the Communists was due to the opposition of agrarian Austria and to the growing prosperity of Vienna. This is unimportant, because Communism has for a long time fought a losing fight. The end, or what appears to be the end, was therefore anticipated.
The defeat of Pan-Germanism (which lost...