FRANCE: Triumph of Poincare

The number of Communists holding seats in the Chamber of Deputies was halved last week as Frenchmen balloted overwhelmingly for candidates favorable to Conservative Prime Minister Raymond Poincare.

Hereafter M. Poincare can rely on the adherence of some 350 of the 612 Deputies chosen last week, and he needs the support of only 307 to continue in power.

Spectacular was the defeat of Socialist leader Leon Blum, though his party made slight gains. All important members of the Poincare Sacred Union Cabinet regained their Chamber seats, including famed mathematician and War minister...

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