FRANCE: The Immobilist

In September 1948, Paris cartoonists pictured a mousy little man rushing to his buggy with whip and stethoscope in hand. France had just formed its fourth government in seven weeks. The cartoonists knew that the new Premier, Henri Queuille, had been a country doctor, but, although he had been a cabinet minister many times, they did not know much else about him. M. Queuille is in fact a man who does not hurry if he can help it.

Last week Henri Queuille finished a full year in office. It was the first time since liberation that any Premier had done so.


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