GREECE: Return to Reason?

A tall, stoop-shouldered man with a mighty tongue and a little mustache took office in Cairo last week as the third Greek Premier within a fortnight.

George Papandreou (rhymes with hey you) had left occupied Athens less than a month ago (TIME, April 24). Premier Sophocles Venizelos had turned out to be a stopgap, bedeviled with mutiny, and he stepped down the minute he caught sight of the dynamic newcomer. Unable to form a cabinet right away, energetic, 56-year-old Mr. Papandreou ruled alone. He uttered such firm, authoritative commands that Cairo Greeks first blinked, then cheered. Said the man from...

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