FRANCE: Bread & Ballots

Quietly, as though there had been no long and terrible interruption, France began her first free election campaign in five years. At stake in the balloting between April 25 and June 3 will be only municipal and departmental offices. National elections will come later. Women will vote for the first time in French history, and they will probably be a majority, since over 2,000,000 Frenchmen are still prisoners in Germany. But to France it was a proud achievement that she should be the first liberated nation to put her trust in the people's vote.

The Communists got away first. They...

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