Greece: Amnesty & Uncertainty

There was certainly nothing irresolute in the way the Greek junta put down King Constantine's feckless attempt at a countercoup. When it comes to less pressing matters, however, the junta is subject to rule by committee— with all the divisions, hesitations and compromises that that implies. The shadowy power behind the top three leaders is the Revolutionary Committee, composed of 38 young officers who pass on most of the government's decisions. Because this council is divided into moderate and hard-line factions, the junta last week seemed to be somewhat uncertain and confused...

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