BELGIUM: Theunis Out

There came a climax to the pro-French policy of Belgium's Premier Theunis and Foreign Minister Jaspar. They proposed a Franco-Belgian economic convention. They took it to the Chamber. It was defeated 95-79. M. Theunis resigned and, in spite of King Albert, refused to reconsider.

The economic convention was opposed by the Socialists who have consistently opposed nearly every item of French policy (Ruhr, etc.), of which M. Theunis has been the most ardent and consistent supporter. But the Socialists have only 68 votes. In order to oust M. Theunis they needed the...

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