YUGO-SLAVIA: Balkanized Election


In the Kingdom of the Serbs, Croats and Slovenes (Yugo-Slavia), there is a violent election in progress.

Elections in the Balkans, particularly in Yugo-Slavia, work on an entirely different principle than do those in other lands. In the first place, much depends upon whether the Government in power wants to remain in power. Usually it does and, to achieve its desired end, it uses many means. Sometimes it is bribery, often ballot changing, occasionally death, imprisonment or illegal disenfranchisement—all of which efforts are destined to increase the Government's plurality.

Last week, Stefan Raditch,...

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