A Greek Drama at the Polls

Elections amid uncertain growth and 20%-plus inflation

Is the tenth and most recent member of the European Community about to become its first dropout? That is one of many urgent economic questions facing 6.6 million Greeks this summer as their country prepares for autumn parliamentary elections.

Burdened with the highest inflation rate in the European Community and a slumping currency, the four-year-old center-rightist government of Prime Minister George Rallis is coming under a withering campaign assault from left-wing Socialist Opposition Leader Andreas Papandreou. The onetime University of California economics professor, now head of...

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