OPINION

November 20, 1952

ANGELOS EVERT: At yesterday’s Cabinet meeting of the Papagos government, it was decided to reinstate Mr Angelos Evert, whom the previous government had suspended, as chief of the Athens police force. Mr Evert will resume his duties immediately, as was decided by the Supreme War Council today. Mr Evert will soon be granted broad powers, to be approved by Parliament in its first sessions, in order to completely reorganize the police force. FINAL RESULTS: After all votes were counted, the final election results were the following: Registered voters: 2,114,581; number of ballots: 1,593,994; valid ballots: 1,585,942. Greek Rally party (Papagos): 783,129 (49.5 percent); EPEK-Liberals (Plastiras-Venizelos): 586,237 (36.9 percent); United Democratic Left (EDA): 12,413; Independents 18,955. Although 24.6 percent of the population did not vote, the actual percentage is much lower as members of the armed forces are not permitted to vote. Distribution of seats: EPEK 61 (sic); Greek Rally 239. VENIZELOU CONGRATULATES PAPAGOS: The prime minister, Field Marshal Alexandros Papagos, received the following telegram from Paris: «I would like to congratulate you personally on your great success and to express the wish that your efforts will bear fruit for the common good of Greece,» from Elena Venizelou (widow of the late statesman Eleftherios Venizelos).