Engels in Neue Rheinische Zeitung November 1848

Result of the Elections to the National Council

Source: MECW Volume 8, 56;
Written: by Engels on November 21, 1848;
First published: in Neue Rheinische Zeitung No. 152, November 25, 1848.

Berne, November 21. Here is the result of the elections to the National Council which took place the day before yesterday: ex-member of the Great Council Fischer (conservative), 1,793 votes, elected. Weingart 1,315, Matthys 1,266, Blösch (conservative) 1,256 votes. As none of the last three has an absolute majority, the two radicals Weingart and Matthys still remain in the ballot and Weingart will probably be elected. The fact that the radicals are having at least one of their candidates returned is due to the participation of the Berne militia battalion which happened to be on service in Freiburg and voted to a man for the radicals.