WESTERN EUROPE: The Two Majorities

Edouard Harriot, one of the grand old men of French politics, had come at last to the end of a political road. Weighed down by age (81) and his legs crippled by phlebitis, he could no longer climb without help to the chair of the President (Speaker) of France's Assembly. For more than a month, he did not appear at all. Last week his deputy read a message from him.

"I cannot put it off," said Herriot. "My age and my state of health no longer permit me to direct the work of the National Assembly as I should wish ....

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