RUMANIA: 99.89% for Carol

First act of a state turned authoritarian is to get itself democratically approved. Mussolini, Hitler, Stalin have all "gone to the polls," and those dictators at least retained the form of a secret, written ballot. Last week Europe's newest dictator, Carol von Hohenzollorn, "royal dictator" of Rumania, supplied the newest twist to the technique. He sent his 4,000,000-odd voters to the polls to register orally their support of his three-week-old regime. Names of those voting against the Government were recorded by election managers. When the tabulations were in, only 5,413 had dared...

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