BULGARIA: Three Heads Roll

In timing, spacing and wording, the pronouncements echoed Moscow. First, Bulgaria's leading Communist newspaper, Rabotnichesko Delo, front-paged an editorial: "The party cannot have two disciplines, one for leaders and another for ordinary members." This meant that somebody's head was about to roll. Next day, the Bulgarian Communist Party announced that three of its paladins had been purged from the Central Committee for "antiparty activities."

Yet if the words were the same, the results were a little different. Far from being old Stalinists, the three deposed leaders were all home-grown Communists, partisans of...

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