WEST GERMANY: More Power to Brandt

WEST German Chancellor Willy Brandt and his political allies were far from alone last week in celebrating the outcome of the most significant election in postwar Germany. Both Washington and Moscow drew satisfaction from the re-election of a reliable and predictable partner in the delicate negotiations of détente. West Germans themselves could rejoice that they had ended a seven-month political and constitutional crisis and wiped away any lingering doubts about the maturity of democracy in their country. At the same time, the resounding re-election they had accorded Brandt—a test that France's...

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