Greece: Impasse in Athens

Athenians last week were wondering whether their country had a government or not. The parliamentary session convened by young King Constantine for a vote of confidence in the three-week-old regime of Premier George Athanassiadis-Novas broke up in confusion without even taking a vote.

Success for Novas was doomed even before the session began, thanks to the wiles of Novas' bitter antagonist, ex-Premier George Papandreou. The "Old Fox" had held his own little caucus of Center Union Party Deputies the day before, persuaded 143 of them to vote against Novas when the time...

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