EGYPT: King v. Country

"Won't! Won't!" was in effect petulant King Fuad's reply when Prime Minister Mustapha Nahas Pasha recently asked him to sign a bill duly passed by Parliament. In defying his Prime Minister, the King (a British puppet) was defying Egypt. So complete is the Egyptian Parliament's confidence in Nahas Pasha that up to last week not more than three votes had ever been cast against his government.

The bill King Fuad refused to sign would have prevented a repetition of the 1928 coup d'état, when the puppet monarch dissolved Parliament and ruled with a...

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