The World: Stuff That Box, Fill Those Potholes

DEMOCRACY may be new to South Viet Nam, but some Vietnamese already seem old hands at the more devious electoral arts. To back up complaints that the presidential race was rigged against him, erstwhile Candidate Duong Van ("Big") Minh and a number of disgruntled province chiefs gave U.S. officials several copies of a ten-page sheaf of instructions stamped "Top Secret." Thieu's government, they said, had sent the documents to the country's 44 provincial governments earlier this year. Whether the documents are authentic or not, they have already played a significant role in the election by providing an acceptable reason...

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