Premier Nikola Pashitch tendered his resignation and that of his Cabinet to King Alexander, advising His Majesty to call for a new election. Thus, a laconic despatch from Belgrade.

Why is the Government resigning at this time? The despatch was silent. In March, 1923 (TIME, March 31, 1923), the last general election was held for the Narodna Skupshtina (National Assembly) and no further election is constitutionally due until 1927. But the patriarchal Premier has been experiencing much opposition both within and without Parliament. Ever since the 70 Croatian Agrarians consented to sit in the Assembly, in April of this...

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