BELGIUM: Into Exile

Airplane commutation between Brussels and St. Wolfgang (Austria) has stopped. In four eventful days last week Belgium's royal D.P. (Displaced Person), King Leopold III, finally made up his mind. So did his Parliament.

The constitutional crisis had dragged on for more than a month. Socialist Premier Achille van Acker was adamant: the King must abdicate. In St. Wolfgang the King was undecided; every night he said yes, every morning he said no.

Faced with a general strike if he returned to Belgium, Leopold finally announced that he would not go back to Belgium. He would not abdicate, either. But he would...

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