GERMANY: Prussia's Cabinet

The State of Prussia being related to the Reichstag much as the American States are to Congress, it was of more than parochial interest that ex-Chancellor Wilhelm Marx consented a fortnight ago to head the Cabinet of the Prussian Diet.

The Diet elected him Minister President (Premier) by a meagre majority after ex-Minister Braun had declined for a second time to carry on the State's government (TIME, Feb. 2). Etiquette prescribed that Minister Marx should appear before the Diet, announce his Cabinet, obtain a vote of confidence.

Herr Marx had an eye to...

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