GREECE: Fallen Leader

In the two years since he succeeded the late great Field Marshal Alexander Papagos as Premier of Greece, ruggedly handsome Constantine Karamanlis, 50, had infused the Greek government with a new spirit. Son of a Macedonian schoolteacher, Karamanlis still bore traces of the simple manners of the north, displayed an honesty and a vigor alien to the wealthy Athenians who generally dominate Greek politics. Under his driving leadership, the gross national product jumped 9% during 1956-57, and the Greek farmer prospered as never before.

But Karamanlis had the defects of his qualities. Impatient of inefficiency, he greeted opposition from his...

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