FRANCE: Ballots, Daughters, Jack

Voters balloted last Sunday on 16,000 candidates who sought 3,500 local offices in the cantons of France. As usual no candidate won in hundreds of constituencies, and in these final balloting takes place next Sunday. Returns from the first poll gave moderate bourgeois Premier Camille Chautemps, whose Radical Socialist Party is ludicrously misnamed, every reason to think that the French people have not swung to either extreme since they last voted in 1936, but favor the Popular Front Cabinet as its policies were recently revised and made less radical (TIME, Oct. 11)....

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