GREECE: The Colonel Fires His King

"He cooperated with all kinds of reactionaries, turned against the armed forces and behaved like a party leader of adventurists, fellow travelers, saboteurs and even murderers." With those sharp words, Premier George Papadopoulos, in a ten-minute, nationwide broadcast, last week abolished the monarchy and appointed himself head of the new Greek Republic.

Papadopoulos, who is not only chief of the military junta that has ruled the nation since 1967 but also Greece's regent, denounced exiled King Constantine (see box) for "an unforgiveable lack of maturity." He accused Constantine of supporting an abortive...

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