Greece: 92% Yes

Premier George Papadopoulos has yearned for a public endorsement of his military-backed regime ever since the colonels seized power 17 months ago. Last week he won an endorsement —of sorts. In a nationwide referendum, 92% of the 4,600,000 voters who went to the polls approved the regime's carefully tailored new constitution. With its call for parliamentary democracy and the retention of monarchy, the constitution was ostensibly worth voting for. The catch is that its final clause reserves to the Premier and his former army colleagues the right to say when the constitution's provisions on liberty and elections will be put...

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