THE WEST INDIES: First Election

On March 25 The West Indies will take an important step on the road to self-government. The federation of the onetime British colonies of Jamaica, Trinidad, Barbados and seven other main islands—8,000 sq. mi. of land and 3,000,000 people sprawled over 1,500 miles of Caribbean Sea—will hold its first election, choose the first West Indies Parliament, which will be opened April 22 with Princess Margaret representing Queen Elizabeth.

Probable winner of the election: the mildly socialist West Indies Federal Labor Party, which should win at least 26 of the 45 seats and organize the government. Probable Prime Minister: Oxford-educated Lawyer Sir...

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