GREECE: Good Government

This is how a government was formed last week in Athens, the city of Pericles.

After Premier Themistocles Sophoulis' death (TIME, July 4), King Paul asked Foreign Minister Constantin ("Dino") Tsaldaris, a Populist (right-winger), to form a new cabinet. In his eagerness, Dino promised portfolios to 27 of his friends. At the last minute, he found there were only 25 ministerial posts to fill. With great presence of mind, Tsaldaris simply created two new cabinet posts—Tourism and Physical Culture.

Tsaldaris' candidate for Minister of Physical Culture declined the post. Then several minor parties proposed another coalition under a mild Byzantine scholar,...

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