FRANCE: Finance, Locarno

Premier Aristide Briand carried on last week with the support of his unprecedented "majority of enemies." (TIME, June 7.) Though a member of the Republican Socialist party, M. Briand found himself supported by the Right (including even the ultra-reactionary Royalists) in his efforts to save the franc; while the Left majority which confirmed his Cabinet in office (TIME, March 29) deserted him, and its leaders charged that he was placing France at the mercy of bloodsucking international financiers.

The upshot was that the wily Aristide secured further postponement of debate on Government fiscal...

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