SYRIA: New Tenants

Having finally evicted tough little Dictator Adib Shishekly, Syria's successful conspirators spent their energies last week in emptying the ashtrays, rearranging the furniture, scratching the name off the mailbox and generally trying to erase all the signs that Shishekly had ever lived there.

Joining together in uneasy collaboration, the groups which overturned the Shishekly regime 1) abrogated Shishekly's martial law decree; 2) closed up the offices of his personal political party (the Arab Liberation Movement); 3) abolished the 1953 "Shishekly" constitution, which concentrated all power in the hands of the executive; and 4) announced that there would be general elections...

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