FRANCE: France - New Cabinet

New Cabinet

Last week M. Leon Blum and his handful of Unified Socialist Deputies continued to flaunt their banner with the strange device "OBSTRUCTION!" M. Blum commands less than one-sixth of the votes in the Chamber; his cohorts represent less than one-tenth of the electorate of France. Yet it happens that, by supporting or refusing to support the bloc of Radicals and Radical-Socialists headed by M. Herriot, M. Blum has been able to obstruct and coerce the Cartel des Gauches,*upon which all the recent governments of France have been forced to rely...

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