Foreign News: Madame Is Elected

Mme. Renée Lehut is 43, small, blonde and shapely. She lives and is politically active, to put it mildly, in the grimy suburb of La Courneuve (voting strength: about 8,000) in Paris' "Red Belt." Ordinarily the town politics of La Courneuve are not big news. But last week Renée Lehut made the transatlantic cables by doing something that millions of women do every day. She changed her mind.

In October, La Courneuve had elected 27 town councillors, 14 of them Communists. One of the 14 was Renée Lehut. Last week the council met in...

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