Two months ago Eleutherios Venizelos, scholar, statesman, translator into modern Greek of an historical opus by Thucydides (TIME, March 22, 1926), deserted the pleasant island of Crete where he was born, and journeyed to Athens.
He announced that he intended returning to politics.
Last week a sweeping election placed Parliamentary power in his able and practiced hands. His return was complete.
He, as leader of the Liberal party, won 228 seats in the Chamber of Deputies. The Royalists losing 100 seats, kept only 15. Only one supporter of General Theodore Pangalos, onetime dictator (TIME, March 1#151;Aug. 30, 1926) and bitter...