Foreign News: No Rest for the Weary

Some political parties might consider a crashing defeat at the polls a good excuse for taking a back seat for a while. Finland's Communists, made of sterner stuff —and with sterner bosses—were more than willing to deny themselves that luxury. It would be downright unpatriotic, suggested Communist Minister Hertta Kuusinen-Leino last week, to let anti-Communists run the country just because they had won the election (TIME, July 12). "We would do better outside the government as opposition," the lady minister confessed, "but we put the country's interests first and therefore insist on taking part."

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