SWITZERLAND: Election by Clock

An agreeable feature of Swiss politics is the absence of sordid competition. With clocklike regularity Swiss politicians succeed from office to office by uneventful stages. Last week Switzerland's official clock chimed the hour for 65-year-old Giuseppe Motta, Roman Catholic, ex-lawyer, father of ten, to be re-elected President of the Swiss Confederation ("President of Switzerland") for the fifth time. As head of the Swiss delegation to the League of Nations, onetime Foreign Secretary and onetime Finance Minister, Dr. Motta has drained the Swiss political cup.

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