FINLAND: Votes for Security

Finland, now allied with the Axis against Britain and Russia, bet on an Allied victory this week. An almost unanimous vote by 300 electors gave an emergency two-year term to incumbent President Risto Ryti, who last fortnight appealed to the U.S. to save Finland from the consequences of Axis defeat (TIME, Feb. 15).

Knocked in the head were excited reports from Stockholm and Berlin that Field Marshal Baron Carl Gustav Emil Mannerheim, Commander in Chief of the Finnish Army, would stand for election. With President Ryti still in office, sternly anti-Communist Mannerheim' was...

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