Although the full results of the elections for the new
German Reichstag are not available at the time of writing, it is clear that the existing Government has not obtained what in the British House of Commons would be called a working majority. Of the 460 Deputies elected up to Wednesday, 243 belonged to the Coalition of Majority Socialists, Democrats and the Centre Party. The Independent Socialists, who stand mainly for opposition to a recrudescence of militarism, have increased their strength more than threefold in the industrial districts, numbering 80, as against 22 in the National Assembly —no doubt a direct cpnsequence of the recent abortive coup cr nat. At the sanie time the two Conservative parties have doubled their strength. It remains to be seen whether the Coalition block will obtain enough support from either Right or Left to establish a stable Government. In the mean- time the Mueller Cabinet have resigned.