• Short Summary

    NEARLY SIX MILLION GREEK MEN AND WOMEN WILL GO TO THE POLLS OCT 29 TO ELECT THEIR SEVENTH PARLIAMENT SINCE WORLD WAR TWO.

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    NEARLY SIX MILLION GREEK MEN AND WOMEN WILL GO TO THE POLLS OCT 29 TO ELECT THEIR SEVENTH PARLIAMENT SINCE WORLD WAR TWO. PARTY CAMPAIGNING GOES AHEAD AT FULL SPEED AS THE THREE MAJOR POLITICAL GROUPS WAGE A FIERCE ELECTORAL BATTLE. IN SALONIKA OCT 8, MR. GEORGE PAPANDREOU, 76-YEAR-OLD FORMER PRIME MINISTER, ADDRESSED A MASS RALLY OF HIS NEWLY FORMED 'UNION OF THE CENTRE' PARTY.

    VAST BANNER-CARRYING CROWDS GAVE MR. PAPANDREOU A GREAT OVATION AFTER A FIGHTING SPEECH. THIS VETERAN LIBERAL LEADER'S PARTY - THE PRINCIPLE OPPOSITION TO MR. KARAMANLIS - WAS BORN OF A MERGER OF A SMALL POLITICAL NATIONAL OPPOSITION GROUPS.

    THE OTHER PARTIES ON THIS "THREE-CORNERED" CONTEST ARE THE OUTGOING NATIONAL RADICAL UNION, LED BY 54-YEAR-OLD EX-PRIME MINISTER, MR. CONSTANTINE KARAMANLIS,AND THE COMMUNIST-SPONSORED EDA (UNITED DEMOCRATIC LEFT) UNDER 75-YEAR-OLD RUSSIAN EDUCATED LEADER, MR IOANNIS PASSALIDES.

    IT IS REPORTED THAT THE PREMATURE RESIGNATION OF THE KARAMANLIS ADMINISTRATION - EIGHT MONTHS BEFORE THE END OF ITS TERM OF OFFICE - WAS PROMPTED BY THE DESIRE OF THE OUTGOING PRIME MINISTER TO ENSURE THAT, IN THE EVENT OF ANY NATIONAL EMERGENCY ARISING BEFORE THE END OF 1961, GREECE WILL POSSESS A STRONG STEADY GOVERNMENT ENJOYING THE CONFIDENCE OF A MAJORITY OF THE GREEK PEOPLE.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA172YKLD33LBSK5TXZ17OKD4R1
    Media URN:
    VLVA172YKLD33LBSK5TXZ17OKD4R1
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    10/10/1961
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:42:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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