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VOTE OP CONFIDENCE IN THE GOVERNMENT. (PIB PBSBB ABBOOIATIOK.J Pakis. February 1 The Chamber of Deputies was much agitated when M. Floquet, the Premier, introduced the scrutin cCarrondisse • ment. A vote of confidence m the Government was carried by a majority of sixty. (Reeelved February 2, 12.32 p.m.) Pabis. Febrnary 1 M. Floqnet has moved to restore "immmominal" (? open) voting and stated that he is unable to repress intrigues against the Bepublio without an increase of powers. He disclaimed attacking universal suffrage. There hare been uproarious scenes In the Chamber of Deputies. Some speakers demanded the complete smashing of Bouiangism. M. Laguerre, m the absence of Bpulanger, taunted the Government of being afraid of the verdict of Paris. He declared that they were on the eve of events which would , change existing institutions. M. Clemenceau said that the verdict of Sunday was a defeat oi the Government and the Republican party who would find it difficult to recover their influence. The acrtdin dwrondi&setneiit Is the tingle ballot system, where by ef oh arrondimment (district, parish, or ward) reform its cwa member for Parl'am^nt, the alternative pUn, the scrutin de liste, li the multiple ballot Byatem, whereby all the members who offer themaalves for PftrliamEntiry election are put on the . . aame list for the whole of the dipartement (county), and returned at tbe same election.

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Ashburton Guardian, Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2053, 2 February 1889

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THE FRENCH CRISIS Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2053, 2 February 1889