Rene Mayer, Jewish Jurist Seeks Support of French Assembly to Form New Cabinet

Rene Mayer, leader of the Radical Socialist Party and former Minister of Justice who has been asked by French President Vincent Auriol to head a new Cabinet as Premier, prepared today to go before the French National Assembly to ask for a vote of confidence. He is active in Jewish affairs in France.

Should he win this vote, Mayer will be the second Jew to become Premier of France since World War I, the first being Leon Blum. M. Mayer must obtain 314 votes or an absolute majority of the Assembly in order to be accepted. He must win the support of the Socialist and Catholic groups in the Assembly before he can establish a stable Cabinet.

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