PORTUGAL: Constitution

For seven years, while a series of revolutions have exploded and fizzled out beneath him, Dictator-President Antonio Oscar de Fragoso Carmona has sat tight in the saddle of the restless Republic of Portugal. While the world was paying little attention last week, and with Dictator Carmona's hand still on the reins, Portugal took an important step. Black-hatted townsfolk and barefooted mountaineers trooped to the polls to approve a proposed new Constitution for Portugal, providing for the election of the President by popular vote instead of by Parliament. It was the first time...

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