OPINION

January 30, 1959

UNITED DEMOCRATIC LEFT: The parliamentary debate on security measures continued yesterday. Interior Minister Dimitris Makris said that, as was to be expected, the United Democratic Left (EDA) had been defeated in the debate, which had been useful, as it had revealed EDA’s new policy, which was to attempt to blind the people so that it could carry out its plans. Makris accused the extreme left of having the audacity to assume responsibility for defending democracy as well as to accuse the nationalist parties of not respecting democratic institutions, when everyone knows that it is the extreme left itself that is the gravedigger of democracy. That is why its position is so outrageous. FIDEL CASTRO: Washington, 24 – Fidel Castro, the leader of an anti-dictatorial movement, is now writing a new chapter in the revolutions of Latin America that is entirely of his own making. Castro, and not the government, is the power in Cuba. Whatever happens there to create a stable government base within the chaos of terrorism is exclusively his own work. SOFIA AND IRENE: Princesses Sofia and Irene, accompanied by their ladies-in-waiting, attended a performance of George Bernard Shaw’s «Pygmalion» this week.