FRANCE: Tiens!

"Papa" Poincaré's majority was defeated in the general elections for the Chamber of Deputies.

For weeks the paid press of France has issued stories proving that the Premier was certain of a majority in the Thirteenth Legislature (the new Chamber). The press of the whole world followed suit. Yet, the Premier's parties lost 'heavily. Final results by leaders:

Poincaré (six parties) 282

Herriot 130

Briand 104

Painlevé 39

Communists .. 29

Total 584

This means that the present Opposition has a majority of 20 over the parties faithful to Poincaré. Premier Poincaré is to remain...

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