GREECE: Army, Palace & Embassy

There used to be an old saying in Greece: a strong government needs the support of army or palace, or both. Today they say the army, the palace and the U.S. Embassy. Last year's general election followed earlier outspoken criticism of the government by the U.S. Embassy. The army's famed Marshal Alexander Papagos, leading a Gaullist-type party called the Greek Rally, won the most seats (114). But the palace's King Paul I had quarreled with him, and called instead upon Progressives and Liberals (131 seats all told) to form a coalition government.

It was an uneasy alliance. So evenly divided was...

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