Foreign News: Madagascar's Choice

Atop a hill in Tananarive, the capital of the great French island of Madagascar, stands a rose-colored palace that once housed the royal rulers of the land. Pointing to it one day last August, Charles de Gaulle, the first French Premier ever to set foot on the island, solemnly told a throng of 30,000: "Tomorrow you will be a state once more, as you were when that palace was inhabited." Last week, having voted an overwhelming (79%) yes for De Gaulle's constitution, the Malagasy, as the inhabitants of Madagascar are known, took the general at his word. In Tananarive cannons boomed...