Foreign News: Against the Stream

To socialize or not to socialize: that was the question. Denmark's answer, given in its Rigsdag (Parliamentary) elections last week, was No.

For socialization were Premier Vilhelm Buhl's Social Democratic Party, strongest in the country, and the revivified Communist Party (the two did not campaign together). Against were Liberals and Conservatives. The voters' verdict was a surprise. Social Democrats lost 18 of their 66 seats, a pill that was not sweetened by the Communist advance from three to 18. Liberals boosted their 28 seats to 38, Conservatives held 26 of their 31. Smaller right and left parties stood their ground.

To King Christian's...