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    LEADERS OF GREECE'S POLITICAL PARTIES ARE ON TOUR THROUGHOUT THE NATION FOR THE GENERAL ELECTIONS TO BE HELD OCT 29.

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    LEADERS OF GREECE'S POLITICAL PARTIES ARE ON TOUR THROUGHOUT THE NATION FOR THE GENERAL ELECTIONS TO BE HELD OCT 29. A STRONG COMMUNIST OPPOSITION ARE IN THE FIGHT - CAMPAIGNING, LIKE THEIR RIVALS, TO END THE RULE OF MR. CONSTANTINE KARAMANLIS, FOR SIX YEARS PRIME MINISTER.

    IN THE 300-SEAT LEGISLATIVE ASSEMBLY, MR. KARAMANLIS'S NATIONAL RADICAL UNION HELD A MAJORITY OF 172. THE COMMUNISTS UNDER MR. GIANNIS PASSALIDES HELD 79 1/2. THE OTHER PARTIES, NUMEROUS AND DIVIDED AS A THIRD VOICE IN THE NATION;S LAST PARLIAMENT, FORMED TOGETHER UNDER THE 'UNITED CENTRE' FOR THE ELECTORAL BATTLE.

    THE 'CENTRE' GROUPS THE PROGRESSIVE PARTY OF MR. SPYRO MARKEZINIS, THE DEMOCRATIC UNION OF MR. ELIAS TSIRIMOKOS, AND THE LIBERAL PARTY OF MR. GEORGE PAPANDREOU, A FORMER PRIME MINISTER.

    THE COMMUNIST OPPOSITION IS UNDER THE BANNER OF THE DEMOCRATIC AGRARIAN FRONT - THE COMMUNIST PARTY IS OUTLAWED IN GREECE - AND A MAIN ELECTORAL PLANK IN THEIR CAMPAIGN IS THE DEMAND FOR GREECE TO QUIT NATO, THE DEPARTURE OF AMERICANS STATIONED IN GREECE, AND 'BREAD FOR EVERYBODY.' RADIO MOSCOW IN ITS BROADCASTS TO GREECE THROUGHOUT THE CAMPAIGNING APPEAL FOR A MASSIVE VOTE FOR THE FRONT.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA4SA2OKIBM0O92JYEHWIRVW67N
    Media URN:
    VLVA4SA2OKIBM0O92JYEHWIRVW67N
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    25/10/1961
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:56:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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