The mandate to form a new Cabinet, accepted by Dr. Heinrich Albert (TIME, Dec. 3) from President Ebert, had to be returned owing to the violent opposition shown him by all political parties, making his task impossible of fulfillment.
President Ebert then summoned Dr. Wilhelm Marx, leader of the Catholic or Central Party, and asked him to form a Cabinet. After prolonged negotiations with party leaders, Dr. Marx succeeded in forming the following coalition Cabinet:
Chancellor—Dr. Wilhelm Marx.
Vice Chancellor and Minister of the Interior—Dr. Jarres.