RUMANIA: Overzealous Sunshine

Andrei Vishinsky, Soviet Vice Commissar for Foreign Affairs, had said privately and cynically (TIME, May 27) that in a completely free election the Communist-sponsored Government of Rumania would get 40% of the vote but that "with just the littlest bit of pressure" it would get 90%. In last week's election the Government parties got 84% of the popular vote, 348 of the 414 seats in the new Parliament.* But the pressure was anything but "littlest."

Sunshine. Cabled TIME Correspondent Simon Bourgin: "The elections were the most corrupt and boldly manipulated in the postwar...

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