Greece: A Government at Last

At 2 a.m. in Athens' Constitution Square, the scene was much as it often had been during the hot, tense summer. Burly young demonstrators chanted "Papandreou" and "Traitors!" at Deputies emerging from the Parliament building, where scores of them had just deserted former Premier George Papandreou to vote for a rival Premier. If the demonstration seemed angrier than ever, it was because after ten weeks of crisis, Parliament had at last voted its confidence in a leader nominated by young King Constantine.

Former Deputy Premier Stephan Stephanopoulos, a 66-year-old bachelor, had turned...

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