March 21, 1958

KARAMANLIS SAYS NO: As Parliament began the debate on the electoral bill and passed its first five articles yesterday, setting the number of seats at 300, rumors circulated that the bill would not be passed and that developments would lead to political instability. These rumors, being deliberately circulated by various parties, have no basis in reality. The leader of the National Radical Union, Constantine Karamanlis, has ruled out any deviation from the path to elections and emphasized that the party which had the absolute parliamentary majority would under no circumstances contribute to any such instability. The leader of the Liberals, Sophocles Venizelos, expressed the certainty that the country would soon go to the polls. PURGES IN BULGARIA: Vienna (Times-Kathimerini) – Bulgarian communist leaders, in a campaign to restore Marxist orthodoxy among intellectuals, have now turned against academics and scientists. The campaign began last December with an attack on «revisionist» writers. Already several members of the Bulgarian Science Academy have been struck off as «pseudo-scientists» and «hostile, foreign elements.»

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