EGYPT: Wafd Up

Egypt's palace dictatorship died last fortnight with King Fuad I (TIME, May 11). Last week Egyptian politicians worked fast to take over the Government. As 16-year-old King Farouk I arrived from England to move into his new job, Egypt's overwhelmingly popular Wafd Party swept snap elections, as speechless as they were brief, for the Chamber of Deputies and Senate. Reason for haste was that King Farouk is two years short of his dynastic majority. The Constitution of 1923 provided that the envelope containing King Fuad's nominations for the Council of Regents had to be opened before a full Parliament within...

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