GREECE: The Fall of the House of Gl

"I smell defeat," said pro-monarchist George Geogeoppulos, a retired army officer, after seeing the first returns. Defeat it was. By an unequivocal margin of 69.2%, Greece voted to abolish the monarchy that has ruled the country since 1833. At his home near London, exiled King Constantine, 34, disconsolately watched the televised election results mount against him. Meanwhile, thousands of his jubilant countrymen converged on Athens' Constitution Square to celebrate the birth of their nation as an "uncrowned democracy." Constantine now joins the small but select group of unemployed European monarchs (see box). In a...

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