Austria: Terrors No Longer

Ever since World War II, Austria's conservative People's Party has held a slight plurality over the liberal Socialist Party. For 21 years, the two parties ran the nation (pop. 7,073,000) in "red-black" coalitions, with the conservatives always the dominant partner. In 1966, the People's Party won an outright majority, then governed alone for four years. Last week the Socialists' turn finally came. Because of a shift of only seven seats in the 165-seat Nationalrat (Parliament), Austria is virtually certain to be ruled by its first Socialist Chancellor—and a Jewish one, at...

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