GREECE: Papadocracy

All roads leading to Athens were plastered with billboards saying NAI (yes) in bold white against a blue background with the legend VOTE YES FOR DEMOCRACY. IT IS NOW IN YOUR HANDS. Having quelled last May's naval revolt against his junta's six-year rule and deposed exiled King Constantine, Greek Strongman George Papadopoulos offered his countrymen last Sunday a chance to vote—but not much of a choice.

In voting ochi (no), Greeks could merely embarrass the regime by refusing Papadopoulos' request for them to legitimize his rule. He vowed in a television...

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