Sweden: The Processional of Power

In different ways, some of the world's most colorful leaders last week were coping with the central dilemmas of their trade: once having gained power, how to hold on to it—and how to yield it gracefully. Sweden's Olof Palme, in a poor showing at the polls, managed to hang on to it; Yugoslavia's Josip Broz Tito, after a remarkably long run of 25 years in full control, took the first steps toward relinquishing it; and Malaysia's Tunku Abdul Rahman did the hardest thing of all: he gave it up of his own accord.

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