Canada: Indecisive Election

In a red smoking jacket and a blue mood, Canada's Prime Minister John Diefenbaker, 66, watched the national election returns as they flashed on the TV screen in his private railway car in Prince Albert, Sask. After eight weeks of flameless campaigning, his private estimate was that his Conservative Party would win 140 seats—not as many as the record 203 seats he held going into the election, but enough to give him a bare majority in the 265-seat House of Commons. He wound up with only 118 seats, and as a minority...

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