Greece: Conflict over a Constitution

Conflict over a Constitution

When he led the military coup that overthrew the constitutionally elected government of Greece 15 months ago, Colonel George Papadopoulos showed no regard for legal niceties. Backed by 300 or so young officers, he scrapped Greece's constitution and jailed scores of members of the Greek Parliament, most of whom have since been released. Last week, in an ironic turnabout, Papadopoulos tried to persuade some of the young officers who brought him to power to agree to make public a new constitution for Greece. So far, Papadopoulos, who...

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