GERMANY: Cabinet of Personages

A swaggering name that savors of success was flung like a jaunty cloak, last week, around a strange, anomalous, new Cabinet formed by the Socialist Hermann Muller.

Though the recent election gave his party a huge plurality in the Reichstag (TIME, May 28), Socialist Muller at first failed for 17 days to assemble a Cabinet able to command a majority. Nine major parties continued deadlocked. Jeers were heard about "A Cabinet by Christmas!" No one seemed much impressed by Hermann Müller's owlish spectacles, low voice,...

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