International: The Glorious Uncertainty

At Versailles—where Louis XIV ("L'Etat, c'est rnoi") reigned in splendor, where in 1789 the States-General tried for a constitution and got a revolution, where in 1919 Wilson, Clemenceau and Lloyd George presented their terms to the Kaiser's beaten Germans—the fashionable world of Paris gathered last week to watch the election of a new President of the Republic. Members of the French Council of the Republic (Senate) and National Assembly, more than 900 legislators in all, were choosing a successor to 69-year-old Socialist Vincent Auriol, who had served his seven-year term with aplomb, acumen...

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