PAKISTAN: 95.6% Love Ayub

In his first gingerly experiment with popular elections since suspending his country's parliamentary regime 15 months ago, Pakistan's Strongman Mohammed Ayub Khan last week got an Elvis Presley-like response. Functioning as a kind of electoral college, close to 80,000 recently elected village councilmen were allowed to vote yes or no to the question: "Have you confidence in the President, Field Marshal Mohammed Ayub Khan?" No less than 95.6% put their approving mark beside a smiling multi-clad picture of the field marshal. Those who did not trust the field marshal had the choice...

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