Greece: Finishing the Condemned

In the years since World War II, Greece has had 40 governments — an average of two a year. Government No. 40, under moderate Stephanos Stephanopoulos, was as shaky as the shakiest. Its parliamentary majority never topped six votes. Even though he had lasted an incredible 15 months, Premier Stephanopoulos was anything but confident. "I feel like a Caryl Chess man," he told a visitor two weeks ago. "I know I am condemned. What I do not know is when they are going to give me the electric chair." As it turned out,...

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