YUGOSLAVIA: Present & Accounted For

Marshal Tito was running to succeed himself as President of Yugoslavia, and since his was the only name on the ballot, it was taken for granted that all members of Parliament gathered in Belgrade would vote for No. 1. But did they? On the record, 536 members were present, but there were only 535 votes for Tito. Could one of the delegates have abstained? A recheck was hastily made and greeted with sighs of relief: only 535 members were on hand, and all had voted "Tito." This crisis past, Tito was still President...

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