GREECE: Election

When returns from Greece's general election last week showed that his Liberal (Republican) Party had lost, Premier Eleutherios Venizelos, famed "Grand Old Man" from Crete, resigned. Abruptly the hound-faced Macedonian, Dare-devil General Nicholas Plasteras, proclaimed a Dictatorship, put Greece under martial law. His chief object was to head off Panayoti Tsaldaris whose Royalists had won the election, but he glibly explained, parroting other dictators: "My action was taken to annihilate Communism and secure public order."

Macedonian Plasteras did not last long. The Tsaldarists threatened a march on Athens. General Plasteras resigned....

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