• Short Summary

    AT THE REQUEST OF MR. PAPANDREOU, THE FORMER GREEK PRIME MINISTER WAS GRANTED AN AUDIENCE?

  • Description

    AT THE REQUEST OF MR. PAPANDREOU, THE FORMER GREEK PRIME MINISTER WAS GRANTED AN AUDIENCE WITH KING CONSTANTINE LAST NIGHT (THURSDAY). THIS WAS A FURTHER ATTEMPT TO BREAK THE DEADLOCK BETWEEN THE KING AND THE GREEK POLITICAL LEADERS. EXPECTED TO MAKE CONCESSIONS, MR. PAPANDREOU INSTEAD DEMANDED TO BE REINSTATED AS PRIME MINISTER; ALTERNATIVELY, HE SAID, THERE SHOULD BE GENERAL ELECTIONS. THE KING REJECTED BOTH SUGGESTIONS.

    MR. NOVAS, THE OUT-GOING PRIME MINISTER, ALSO SAW KING CONSTANTINE LAST NIGHT. HE SAID THAT MR. PAPANDREOU HAD EXCLUDED THE FORMATION OF A GOVERNMENT UNDER ANOTHER CENTRE UNION LEADER EVEN IF THIS GOVERNMENT COULD SECURE A PARLIAMENTARY MAJORITY.

    LAST NIGHT, MR. PAPANDREOU SAID HE HAD WARNED THE KING DURING THE 90 MINUTE INTERVIEW OF THE HEAVY RESPONSIBILITY HE WAS ASSUMING "TOWARDS THE NATION AND THE PEOPLE" BY REJECTING MR. PAPANDREOU'S PROPOSALS. TODAY (FRIDAY) THE FORMER PRIME MINISTER EMPHASISED HIS POINT BY THREATENING AN "UNRELENTING STRUGGLE TO RESTORE DEMOCRACY". MR. PAPANDREOU'S CHANGE OF ATTITUDE HAS COME AS A SURPRISE TO HIS CLOSEST POLITICAL FRIENDS, AND THE SITUATION IN REGARDED AS EXTREMELY SERIOUS. KING CONSTANTINE WAS AGAINST NEW ELECTIONS, IT IS FELT, BECAUSE THEY COULD ONLY INVOLVE THE THRONE IN THE DISPUTE.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA3NUL1SKIFZBVMF3SZV8NLH81J
    Media URN:
    VLVA3NUL1SKIFZBVMF3SZV8NLH81J
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    13/08/1965
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:03:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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