FRANCE: Pause Wins

The second poll in France's nationwide election for municipal councilors (TIME, Oct. 18), confirmed last week the first results tabulated fortnight ago, proved two things: 1) the Radical Socialist Party of Premier Camille Chautemps. a party which is not radical but studiously middleclass, still polls more votes in local elections than any other; 2) the Socialist Party of Vice

Premier Léon Blum, which is an actual Socialist party and polled most votes in the national election last year, has not repeated this triumph in the local balloting. This meant that the French "New...