• Short Summary

    AN ESTIMATED 400,000 PEOPLE LAST NIGHT (MONDAY) GAVE A WELCOME UNPRECEDENTED IN GREEK HISTORY TO THE OUSTED PRIME MINISTER, MR.

  • Description

    AN ESTIMATED 400,000 PEOPLE LAST NIGHT (MONDAY) GAVE A WELCOME UNPRECEDENTED IN GREEK HISTORY TO THE OUSTED PRIME MINISTER, MR.GEORGE PAPANDREOU, WHEN HE DROVE INTO ATHENS FROM HIS HOME IN THE COUNTRY.IT WAS THE FIRST TIME THE 77 YEAR-OLD POLITICIAN HAD BEEN SEEN IN THE CITY SINCE HIS RESIGNATION AS PRIME MINISTER LAST THURSDAY.

    SO DENSE WERE THE CROWDS THAT THE JOURNEY - NORMALLY TAKING ABOUT QUARTER-OF-AN-HOUR - TOOK MORE THAN AN HOUR-AND-A-HALF.MANY OF THE CROWD CARRIED LAUREL-WREATHED PORTRAITS OF MR.PAPANDREOU, AND OTHERS PLACARDS BEARING THE SLOGAN "PAPANDREOU OR ELECTIONS".

    STRONG POLICE UNITS WERE IN THE CITY AND ARMY FORMATIONS WERE PUT ON THE ALERT - BUT BOTH WERE KEPT OUT OF SIGHT, DESPITE THE FACT THE NEW GOVERNMENT OF MR.ATHANASSIADIS NOVAS, HAS BANNED ALL DEMONSTRATIONS.

    AFTERWARDS, MR.PAPANDREOU ADDRESSED A MASS CROWD FROM THE BALCONY OF HIS PARTY' HEADQUARTERS.HE SAID: "THE QUESTION NOW IS WHO RULES THE COUNTRY, THE KING OR THE PEOPLE".THEN, AMID CHEERS HE DECLARED THAT: "WE HAVE DECLARED A NEW, UNRELENTING STRUGGLE.WE ARE SURE WE WILL WIN".

    AT THE SAME TIME, MR.NAVAS, APPOINTED PRIME MINISTER BY KING CONSTANTINE LAST THURSDAY, STATED THAT THERE WOULD BE NO NEW ELECTIONS.HE CLAIMED THAT THESE WERE NOW UNNECESSARY, SINCE HE HAD FORMED A GOVERNMENT WITH A PARLIAMENTARY MAJORITY.

    KING CONSTANTINE IS DUE TO RETURN TO ATHENS TODAY (TUESDAY) TO SWEAR IN THE REMAINDER OF MR.NOVAS' NEW GOVERNMENT, THE MAJORITY OF WHOM ARE FROM THE CENTRE UNION PARTY OF WHICH MR.PAPANDREOU IS THE LEADER.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA1YLOXRYDKHJL54LVGSMJHJQA
    Media URN:
    VLVA1YLOXRYDKHJL54LVGSMJHJQA
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    20/07/1965
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:12:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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