AUSTRIA: Election Results

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...

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