MEXICO: Corpse Elected

The assassinated General Alvaro Obregon was solemnly chosen President of Mexico, last week, by the electoral college.

Next the electors took pompous cognizance that they had followed the instructions of their constituents even to the Death, even to electing a corpse President.

By easy stages the Electors then proceeded to recognize that a live Provisional President would have to be chosen. Finally, as predicted last fortnight, the choice fell upon Minister of Interior Emilio Fortes Gil (TIME, Oct. 1), who will serve from Dec. 1, 1928 until Feb. 4, 1930.

Despatches indicated...

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