GREECE: Verdict on a Verdict

Ten days after the Greeks had gone to the polls, the U.S.-British-French Mission for Observing the Greek Elections drafted a unanimous, heartening report. As a result of scientific sampling, questionnaires, intelligence supplied by 240 observers, and statistical analyses, the Mission found:

¶ "The elections were, on the whole, free and fair, and the results represent a true and valid verdict of the Greek people."

¶ "60% of the validly registered actually voted." [Other estimates varied from 50% to 75%.]

¶ "The 40% who did not vote included an estimated 9.3% who allegedly abstained for 'party'...

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