GERMANY: Election Results

Germany will soon have a new Chancellor (Prime Minister). Name: Dr. Otto Braun. Party: Socialist. Present occupation: Prime Minister of Prussia. Characteristics: bald, preacher-like, thoughtful, sarcastic, stern. Famed? Yes, because in 1925 German Socialists cast 7,785,678 ballots in an unsuccessful attempt to elect him president.

That Socialist Braun will be the next German Chancellor was the virtually unanimous forecast of correspondents last week, when 40,000,000 Germans trudged to the polls through a nationally pouring rain and elected to the Reichstag a potent phalanx of Socialist deputies, more than twice as numerous as the runner-up Nationalist cohorts.

The Centrist parties which for...

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