FRANCE: Cabinet of Defense

In crisp, determined, confident fashion, Premier Edouard Daladier took his new Cabinet of moderate Left statesmen before Parliament last week, asked a free hand to rule by decree until July 31. This was asking much more than ousted Socialist Premier Léon Blum was refused fortnight ago when his Popular Front Cabinet cracked up. The new Premier was banking last week on a growing realization that the majority of public opinion in France has shifted from the Left part way to the Centre. The disgruntled Left, conscious of their weakened position but eager...

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