Front Our Spanish Correspondent
FOLLOWING on a week of aonversa
lions between the lour party leaders the unsatisfactory polittea.1 situation in Spain has been clarified, and Senor Lerroux's hopes of arriving at a solution betore the end Of Ins month of grace have lae.en
At their lima meeting agreement was reached on all fundamental questions and the enalitton Of Badicals, Agrarians and Liberat 1)N-11ot:rats will be revived, no matter which of the four leade,rs will be entrusted with the premiership.
This solution has only served to make the. erisis and its causes still more bewildering. It is presumed. that Senor Gil Robles has not anandnued Ins elaulas to a larger representation of his party in the cabinet. Both he and the Agrarian leader are known to desire that the distribution of potrtfekins should tie in properttnn
tho., numerical strength of the it..),Irtike, and that therefore the coalition cabinet should contain a maiurn,v of the Catholic " right."
The Veto Mystery
But it is also known that Gil Robles well not paws for ilea., absolute majority provided that his party no given a lea,ceing post. ft was his request far the portfolio of Minister of W■ii• that led lo the presidential veto against him, and to his issuing instructions or hie party to prepare for a general etec.tion.
What i.as happened tri the meantime? Hat, this veto been withdrawn? If so, why was it ever enforeed? It is fur ilto answers to these questions that the political debate, at um opening of the Cortes, is eagerly awatted. The reasons for this crisis, whien done so much to bring Spanish parrhardertary procedure int(' disrepute, will then he known.