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Not by Stability Alone

had had to be brought under President's rule and hoped that it would soon the possible to restore normal responsible government in the State. What the Congress has attempted in Rajasthan is plain for all to see: first it sought to subvert the verdict of the elections and form a Congress government with the connivance of a partisan Governor; this attempt having failed, the emergency powers of the President have been evoked, in total violation of the letter and the spirit of the Constitution, for the sole purpose of preventing a non-Congress Government from coming to power. Against the background of such chicanery, the Prime Minister's declaration, in her broadcast, that "the CONTRARY to the high expectations raised in the first ballot of the French elections the Gaullists have only won by the skin of their teeth; the Fifth Republic's dubious majority of one in a House of 486 can hardly bring much satisfaction to President de Gaulle who had not missed a single trick in seeking to bring the French voter to heel. Such a state of affairs must come as an Irritant to the President who is normally prone to consider a Parliament as a needless challenge to his divine right to rule. Continue to rule he will, but whether such a battery of formidable Opposition as is now in the National Assembly

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