GREECE: An End to Medieval Darkness

Greece's first civilian Cabinet in more than seven years moved confidently last week to consolidate its power. Despite the urgent demands of the Cyprus crisis, which has brought his country to the brink of war with Turkey, new Premier Constantine Caramanlis worked methodically to erase the remnants of repression by the military junta's iron-fisted rule—what one newspaper newly freed from censorship called the "days of medieval darkness."

He restored the Greek constitution of 1952, guaranteeing civil rights to all Greeks; the junta had abolished it in 1967. A Cabinet spokesman promised that...

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