Greece: Yes to the Prospect of Allagi

Turning left, the voters follow a charmer called Andreas

With parades, wreath-laying ceremonies and special Masses, Greeks this week will mark Ohi Day, one of their proudest national celebrations. It commemorates the day in 1940 when the government replied ohi (no) to Italian Dictator Benito Mussolini's ultimatum to allow his troops to occupy strategic points on Greek territory. Yet for a majority of Greeks Ohi Day came somewhat earlier this year. In a landslide election that brought to power the country's first socialist government, Greeks last week not only said ohi to the conservative New Democracy party, which has ruled...

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