PORTUGAL: Hammers Yes, Sickles No

For three precarious weeks after the ouster of Marxist Premier Vasco dos Santos Goncalves, the radical general who appeared to be leading Portugal toward Communist dictatorship, his successor had tried to weld Portugal's disparate political factions into a functioning government. While the Armed Forces Movement pressed for inclusion of all major parties in the new Cabinet, Premier-designate José Pinheiro de Azevedo faced conflicting demands from those very parties. Not unreasonably, the Socialists and Popular Democrats wanted their Cabinet strength to reflect the 38% and 26% of the popular vote they took,...

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