BELGIUM: Premier v. Rex

Hotheaded, trumpet-voiced Rexist Leon Degrelle, leader of Belgium's Catholic-Irascist Party, decided last week that he wants to be a member of Belgium's Parliament. He ordered one of the 21 Rexists in the Chamber of Deputies to resign, forced the Government to announce a by-election, nominated himself a candidate. From smart young Liberal Premier Professor Paul van Zeeland came a gallant countermove. He decided to resign his own seat, declared that he himself would oppose Rexist Degrelle "as a non-partisan candidate," then hurried off to the Royal Palace to confer with King...

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