FRANCE: Red No. 1

Frenchmen elected their first 100% Communist Senator last week in the droop-mustached, doctrinaire person of M. Marcel Cachin, editor of L'Humanité. Another freak feature of the poll, which left the Senate still an assembly of oldster moderates: Premier Laval was elected Senator twice over, has until Jan. 14 to decide which of two constituencies he will represent for the next nine years (see p. 15).

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