21 NOVEMBER 1885, Page 2

We note as a matter of interest, without quite believing,

a rumour that M. Gr6vy's re-election in December may be seriously contested. He is elected by Senate and Chamber sitting together, and must by law receive a clear majority of the total number (884) of Senators and Deputies together. If the Radicals and the Right in both Houses abstain from voting, he will be short of this ; and if they are resolute, a new candi- date must perforce be nominated. We suspect, however, this rumour is circulated to compel M. Grevy not to object to the Radical nominations for his new Cabinet, lest the party should declare against him.