YUGOSLAVIA: Alexander's Knot

Like many another king, Alexander of Jugoslavia was sick last week with influenza when Monsignor Anton Koroshetz, the Prime Minister, called to say that he no longer had a majority in Parliament and must resign. His Majesty replied between coughs and snuffles that Monsignor Koroshetz would have to wait a bit.

Retiring respectfully the priest Prime Minister waited, doubtless prayed and presently, as the Royal flu abated, handed in the Cabinet's resignation.

Soon King Alexander was able to confer with the politicians of all parties only to discover...

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