GREECE: Spitework

"Hurrah for the King! Hurrah! Hurrah!" shouted most members of Greece's new Chamber of Deputies last week as they stepped up one by one to take the following oath:

I swear in the name of the Holy Trinity that I will be true to the Nation, to the Parliamentary Republic and to the federal laws, and that I will conscientiously fulfill my duties.

This oath does not mean what it says, wily Premier Panayoti Tsaldaris was at pains to explain. The deputies, mostly henchmen of Premier Tsaldaris' so-called Government Party, were elected by...

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