AUSTRIA: Government Approved

Twenty-seven years ago, as World War I ended, a middle-aged Social Democrat named Karl Renner became Chancellor of the first Austrian Republic. Last week, a World War later, 75-year-old Karl Renner, still a Social Democrat, was elected President of the Second Austrian Republic.

Immediately after his election President Renner stepped over to Vienna's Presidential Building to swear in his successor as Chancellor, Leopold Figl, head of the Volkspartei. He also swore in the Figl Cabinet—as amended.

Out, a few days before, had gone three ministers of whom the Russians did not approve. Marshal...

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