Greece: Goodbye Again

"Everybody wanted to cut my wings," protested ex-Premier Constantine Karamanlis. "I refused to stay and let them use their scissors." With this bitter farewell hurled at King Paul, and at Greek voters who had ended his eight-year administration, Karamanlis abruptly exiled himself to Paris.

No Watchdog. Though Conservative Karamanlis was the ablest Premier in recent Greek history, King Paul and Queen Frederika considered him highhanded (he thought the same of the Queen); they also opposed his ideas of reforming the constitution to give the Premier stronger executive powers. In June, when they...

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