• Short Summary

    GREECE'S POLITICAL CRISIS MOVED TONIGHT (MONDAY) INTO A NEW STALEMATE. KING CONSTANTINE -- THWARTED IN?

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    GREECE'S POLITICAL CRISIS MOVED TONIGHT (MONDAY) INTO A NEW STALEMATE. KING CONSTANTINE -- THWARTED IN HIS CHOICE OF A COMPROMISE PRIME MINISTER -- MUST NOW TURN ELSEWHERE FOR A MAN TO LEAD THE NATION. THE KING'S CHOICE HAD BEEN MR. STEPHAN STEPHANOPOULOS BUT TODAY MR. STEPHANOPOULOS' PARTY, THE CENTRE UNION, REFUSED TO LET HIM ACCEPT THE KING'S COMMISSION TO FORM A NEW GOVERNMENT.

    THE CENTRE UNION PARTY'S PARLIAMENTARY GROUP MET TODAY IN ATHENS TO VOTE ON WHETHER MR. STEPHANOPOULOS SHOULD TAKE UP KING' CONSTANTINE'S COMMISSION TO FORM A NEW GOVERNMENT. LED BY THE FORMER PRIME MINISTER, MR. PAPANDREOU, THEY VOTED OVERWHELMINGLY AGAINST ACCEPTANCE: 116 VOTES TO 26.

    THE FOUR-HOUR MEETING WAS HELD AT THE ATHENS LIBERAL PARTY CLUB. MR. PAPANDREOU HELD IT THERE INSTEAD OF AT THE PARLIAMENT BUILDING BECAUSE OF THE PRESSURE OF THE CROWD. THEY GATHERED OUTSIDE THE CLUB SHOUTING "PAPANDREOU, PAPANDREOU, WE ARE ON YOUR SIDE," AND "ELECTIONS, ELECTIONS."
    MR. PAPANDREOU TOLD THE CROWD THAT THE APPOINTMENT OF A PRIME MINISTER BY THE KING WAS AN ABUSE OF POWER.

    GREEK POLITICAL CIRCLES NOW BELIEVE THAT THE KING MAY LOOK FOR A LEADING FIGURE OUTSIDE POLITICS TO LEAD A NATIONAL GOVERNMENT REPRESENTING ALL PARTIES.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA4VHY1ZWKV1ZTRZ3ZGPCQY490R
    Media URN:
    VLVA4VHY1ZWKV1ZTRZ3ZGPCQY490R
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    09/08/1965
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:14:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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