FRANCE: Third President

The gradual, persistent tendency of French politics toward the left was shown again last week, when, for the first time, a Socialist was elected to the third highest* political post in the Republic: the Presidency of the Chamber.

The new "Third President," M. Ferdinand Buisson; won his election last week by the clean cut vote of 284 to 186. He represents the "Locarnoist" policy of Foreign Minister Briand, and defeated for his new post the onetime "Ruhrist" War Minister of Premier Poincaré, M. André Maginot. Frenchmen were pleased by the elevation of M...

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