Out Goes Naguib


Premier Mohammed Naguib swung easily out the gate of Egypt's Revolutionary Command compound one day last week, whistling merrily. It soon developed that either he was whistling in the dark, or whistling because he was glad that it was all over.

He was hardly out of sight before his Deputy Premier—and the real boss of Egypt's military junta—handsome, 36-year-old Gamal Abdel Nasser, curtly announced that Naguib had submitted his resignation as Premier, but would stay on in his honorary job of President. Four Cabinet ministers (who had unwisely backed Naguib against Nasser) had also resigned for reasons of health, said Nasser,...

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