Berlin: Willy Wins

In municipal elections held at the darkest hour of the Berlin blockade in 1948, West Berliners showed their defiance of the Reds by giving their beloved mayor, Ernst Reuter, a record 64.5% of the popular vote. Communism's Wall has done nothing to reduce their solidarity. Last week, urged on by posters that warned "Whoever stays at home votes for the Wall," 90% of eligible West Berliners trudged through foggy, snowy streets to give able Mayor Willy Brandt, Reuter's protégé, a landslide victory for another term in office. Brandt's Socialists got almost 62% of the 1,571,820 votes cast; in the...

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