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The Secretary of State to the Chargé in Greece ( Rankin )


147. For Grady Mission. Brit Elections Mission on preliminary visit to Greece noted absence any provision in Greek law corresponding to Brit Ballot Act enforcing oath of secrecy on all officials engaged conducting elections. Brit wish to draw attention Greek officials to desirability publishing some such law prior to elections and Brit Emb here asked whether US willing to make similar recommendation. Same inquiry being made of French Govt by Brit Amb in Paris.

Dr. Grady recommends following Brit suggestion, and you are authorized to proceed.