RUMANIA: Back to Eratiano

The course of Rumanian politics is an orbit, often fiery as a comet's tail, yet at present circular and without end. Just as the earth's solar year extends eternally from January to January, so the Rumanian political cycle starts when M. Jon Bratiano* becomes Premier, and is not full rounded until he has resigned and then resumed that office. Therefore, politically sneaking, it was "January" in Rumania last week, for M. Bratiano had just resumed the Premiership once more. He has been absent from office—not from power—for some 15 months. To sketch the events of those months is to trace...

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