Algeria: New Team

The rebel Algerian F.L.N. last week abruptly turned left. After three years under the relatively benign leadership of Premier Ferhat Abbas, 61, an ex-druggist who speaks better French than Arabic and has a middle-class habit of falling asleep after a good dinner, control shifted to a clutch of hard-eyed terrorists who had survived street battles and mountain skir mishes in the seven-year war against the French.

Mustached Man. Abbas' bland parliamentary manner had brought the French to negotiations but not to terms. Since a 1957 auto accident in Morocco, he has increasingly suffered from headaches, dizzy spells, and an inability...

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