BELGIUM: Cabinet Crisis

Following the recent Belgian general election (TIME, Apr. 20), King Albert, who accepted the resignations of the Theunis Cabinet on Apr. 5, called the noted Socialist, M. Émile Van der Velde, to the Royal Palace and requested him to form a Cabinet, which he attempted to do.

The position of the parties in the Chamber of Deputies leaves the Socialists, even counting the six Flemish Nationalists, in a minority of 17. But M. Van der Velde was not without hope. Were not the Catholics themselves divided? Yes, indeed. So the Socialist leader,...

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