PORTUGAL: Resignation

For reasons not explained, President Manuel Teixeira Gomes of Portugal tendered his resignation to Congress on account of the recent revolt against the Republican Government (TiME, Apr. 27). Congress, however, declined to accept it. M. Gomes, 63, is probably the most popular President that Portugal has had during its 14 years of Republican regime and news from Lisbon made it clear that the short-lived revolt was in no sense directed against him personally, but against the Government. Previous to his election in 1923, he was for three years Portuguese Ambassador to...

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