CANADA: Fifth-Term Landslide

"God gave us Premier Manning," said an Alberta farmwife, "and neither the Liberals, the CCF nor the devil can take him away from us." Last week, with the devil presumably abstaining, Bible Teacher Ernest C. Manning's Social Credit administration was swept into power for the fifth time in a row. With counting almost completed, Manning's forces held at least 49 of the legislature's 61 seats.

Manning's victory had been expected; the only surprise was its size. One disgusted Liberal organizer summed up: "There just aren't any political trends in Alberta except the...

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