EGYPT: Nasser v. Naguib

With street mobs, intrigues, tears and tanks, Egypt's two strongmen fought the battle for power. On one side was President Mohammed Naguib, who proposed to stay in power by counterrevolution: disbanding the military council (R.C.C.) in favor of a civilian alliance with the oldtime politicians. On the other side was Colonel Gamal Abdel Nasser, moving spirit of the revolutionary junta, who appealed for the people's support to continue the revolution, with himself and his handful of officer allies in firm command.

All week the seesaw teetered crazily. It began with Naguib on top. Bounding happily out of a meeting...

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