• Short Summary

    KING CONSTANTINE, OF GREECE , TODAY (SATURDAY) PLANNED FURTHER CONSULTATIONS WITH POLITICAL LEADERS IN AN EFFORT TO SOLVE A CRISIS CAUSED BY THE FIFTH COLLAPSE OF A GOVERNMENT IN TWO YEARS.

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    KING CONSTANTINE, OF GREECE , TODAY (SATURDAY) PLANNED FURTHER CONSULTATIONS WITH POLITICAL LEADERS IN AN EFFORT TO SOLVE A CRISIS CAUSED BY THE FIFTH COLLAPSE OF A GOVERNMENT IN TWO YEARS. HOPES ARE INCREASING THAT A NEW GOVERNMENT MAY BE SWORN IN TONIGHT AFTER THE CARETAKER GOVERNMENT OF MR. IOANNIS PARASKEVOPOULOS WAS FORCED OUT OF OFFICE TWO DAYS AGO BY A THREAT FROM THE NATIONAL RADICAL UNION, ONE OF THE TWO MAIN PARTIES, TO WITHDRAW ITS SUPPORT.

    THE PRESENT POLITICAL TROUBLE WAS STARTED BY A MOVE OF THE CENTRE UNION PARTY, HEADED BY FORMER PREMIER GEORGE PAPANDREOU TO HAVE THE PARLIAMENTARY IMMUNITY OF DEPUTIES EXTENDED UNTIL AFTER THE SCHEDULED GENERAL ELECTIONS ON MAY 28. THE NATIONAL RADICAL UNION SAW THIS AS A MOVE TO PROTECT MR. PAPANDREOU'S SON, ANDREAS, A DEPUTY WHO IS ACCUSED OF HIGH TREASON FOLLOWING INVESTIGATIONS INTO AN ALLEGED ARMY PLOT.

    MR. PAPANDREOU, HAS DEMANDED THE INSTALLATION OF A "SERVICE CABINET" TO RUN ELECTIONS WITHIN 45 DAYS. YESTERDAY (FRIDAY) HE SPENT MORE THAN TWO HOURS WITH THE KING AT THE ROYAL PALACE, WHICH WAS SURROUNDED BY A STRONG CORDON OF POLICE.

    OTHERS LEADERS INCLUDING MR. PAPASPYROU, THE PRESIDENT OF THE PARLIAMENT, ALSO WENT TO THE PALACE. THE 26-YEAR-OLD KING IS NOT COMPELLED TO ABIDE BY THEIR ADVICE BUT WILL DECIDE HIMSELF TO WHOM TO ENTRUST THE FORMATION OF THE CABINET.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA448SATMXIDVSBYA1HPQZTXPZV
    Media URN:
    VLVA448SATMXIDVSBYA1HPQZTXPZV
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    01/04/1967
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:58:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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