• Short Summary

    THE POLITICAL CRISIS IN GREECE TODAY (TUESDAY) REMAINS UNRESOLVED. KING CONSTANTINE YESTERDAY WAS THWARTED IN?

  • Description

    THE POLITICAL CRISIS IN GREECE TODAY (TUESDAY) REMAINS UNRESOLVED. KING CONSTANTINE YESTERDAY WAS THWARTED IN HIS CHOICE OF A COMPROMISE PRIME MINISTER, MR. STEPHAN STEPHANOPOULOS.

    MR. STEPHANOPOULOS, A FORMER FOREIGN MINISTER, WAS ORDERED BY THE MAJORITY CENTRE UNION PARTY NOT TO ACCEPT THE KING'S MANDATE TO EXPLODE THE POSSIBILITY OF FORMING A NEW GOVERNMENT.

    THE POLITICAL CRISIS IN GREECE IS IN ITS FOURTH WEEK.

    IT BEGAN WHEN THE KING REFUSED TO DISMISS THE DEFENCE MINISTER IN THE PAPANDREOU GOVERNMENT AT THE PRIME MINISTER'S REQUEST. MR. PAPANDREOU HIMSELF WAS DISMISSED.

    A NEW GOVERNMENT OF KING CONSTANTINE'S CHOICE, LED BY MR. GEORGE ATHANASSIADES-NOVAS TOOK OFFICE, BUT FELL LAST WEEK WHEN IT FAILED TO GET A VOTE OF CONFIDENCE FROM PARLIAMENT.

    THE CENTRE UNION PARTY HAS DECLARED ITSELF STILL FIRMLY LOYAL TO MR. PAPANDREOU, AND THE REFUSAL OF MR. STEPHANOPOULOS TO ACCEPT THE MANDATE WHICH HE WILL HAND BACK TO KING CONSTANTINE LATER TODAY - IS SEE AS A VICTORY FOR THE FORMER PRIME MINISTER. JUBILANT SUPPORTER OF THE ENTRE UNION PARTY AND MR. PAPANDREOU DEMONSTRATED IN ATHENS LAST NIGHT AFTER LEARNING OF MR. STEPHANOPOULOS REJECTION OF THE MANDATE.

    IT IS POSSIBLE KING CONSTANTINE MAY NOW TRY TO FORM AN ALL-PARTY GOVERNMENT UNDER THE LEADERSHIP OF A NON-POLITICAL FIGURE. HOWEVER, THERE IS SOME DOUBT HOW MUCH SUPPORT THE MAJORITY CENTRE UNIONISTS WOULD GIVE TO THE NON-POLITICAL COMPROMISE CANDIDATE.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA13OVRCSXJMV9ARNFYCSNXG6U4
    Media URN:
    VLVA13OVRCSXJMV9ARNFYCSNXG6U4
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    10/08/1965
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:57:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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