CANADA: Fifth-Term Sweep

Canada's Liberal government, one of the free world's most durable political regimes, this week won its fifth straight term. In a national election, held in all ten provinces, in the Eskimo settlements of the Arctic, and at Canadian army camps in Korea and Europe, the Liberal administration led by Prime Minister Louis Stephen St. Laurent, 71, was swept back into office.

The main surprise in the Liberals' triumph was the ease with which it was accomplished. In the 1949 election, the party won 190 out of 262 parliamentary seats, a record majority that no Liberal expected to match soon again....

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