In the visitors' gallery, during the first session of Ireland's newly elected Parliament last week, a girl in a white blouse and green beret sat working at sums. As each of the 14 independent members who held the balance of power in the new government got up to speak, the busy spectator made a mark under the name "Dev" or "Costello." In the elections, two weeks before, Dev's party had won 69 seats; all other parties and the independents together had won 78. Unless the independents now voted for Prime Minister John Costello, he would not be able to...

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