13 DECEMBER 1924, Page 3

Now, it appears that during the Election the German People's

Party swung steadily towards the Right, and may now be allotted to the right-wing group. The Centre and Bavarian People's Parties are Catholic, and so. anti-Socialist, but they have always worked for Fulfil- ment, and for a Republic, and can therefore be still allotted to the left-wing group. The Communists are an abso- lutely unknown factor, which had better be left out of account, although they are obviously more likely to vote with the Left group than with the Right, if they vote at all. Excluding them we get the result :— Right-wing bloc 41. • P IF • ' It•E 197

Left-wing bloc os 44 • • •• 251 * * *