GREECE: Nine Resignations

Soldier-Premier Alexander Papagos called in the top men of his government last week and asked for their resignations. Having received them, he accepted the resignations of seven Cabinet ministers and two under secretaries. Then he replaced the departing nine with relatively obscure men from the ranks of the Greek Rally, Papagos' coalition party. The move, said 70-year-old Premier Papagos, was designed to give others a fair chance to learn the complicated machinery of government.

Connoisseurs of political intrigue which means nearly every coffee drinker in the Athens cafés) had another explanation: Papagos...

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