BELGIUM: A King Returns

The Socialists insisted that the return of King Leopold III to Belgium would mean revolution. Socialist Leader Paul-Henri Spaak told Parliament last week: "In a few minutes in the great political quarrel which has divided Belgium for ten years, you are going to win a game. In a few minutes you will have recalled Leopold to the throne and given the signal for disturbances which are going to tear Belgium apart." But Parliament's majority, the Social Christian (Catholic) Party, was stubborn. It had won its absolute majority in the recent election (with a popular vote of 46.74%), and...

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