GERMANY: Presidential Campaign

Nominations were closed for this year's second Presidential election. Candidates :

Ex-Chancellor Wilhelm Marx ... Republican

Generalfeldmarschall Paul von Hindenburg ... Pro-Monarchist

Pro-Monarchist Stevedore Herr Ernst Thaelmann..Communist

Considerable propaganda was circulated in Germany and abroad, mostly against the candidacy of Von Hindenburg, and it seemed evident that domestic and international pressure was being brought to bear to prevent the election of the 78-year-old soldier.

The main speech of Herr Marx was at Berlin and was characterized by a total lack of personal criticism aimed at Von Hindenburg. The chief point in his speech was the...

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