BULGARIA: Vox Populi

"Early returns," crowed the Sofia radio last week, "show a crushing victory of the Fatherland Front over the opposition."

The news surprised nobody. The results of Communist-dominated Bulgaria's first general elections since she became a republic were easily predictable. A month ago U.S. Secretary of State Byrnes had protested that the three-power Yalta agreement on free elections was being violated. Sample: when the opposition parties were finally permitted to hold a rally in a Sofia square, an inexplicable power failure (the Government controls all utilities) had left the square in darkness, the loudspeakers hushed. Meanwhile, at another rally of the...

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