BELGIUM: Clear Steerer

After failing to form a new Cabinet fortnight ago, M. Paul Emile Janson went before Parliament last week as head of another Cabinet, the first Liberal Premier of Belgium since 1884. Brussels political experts figure he has a majority of 70 in the Chamber. In effect M. Janson simply reformed the Cabinet of nonparty Economist Professor Paul van Zeeland (TIME, Nov. 1), expected by many last week to return as Premier after the courts confirm a Parliamentary vote which recently cleared him of charges in connection with a scandal at the National...

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