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    THE GREEK CONSTITUTIONAL CRISIS WAS DISCUSSED IN ATHENS TODAY BETWEEN KING CONSTANTINE AND HIS PRIME MINISTER MR.

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    THE GREEK CONSTITUTIONAL CRISIS WAS DISCUSSED IN ATHENS TODAY BETWEEN KING CONSTANTINE AND HIS PRIME MINISTER MR.ATHANASSIADES-NOVAS.

    THE KING RETURNED TO ATHENS FROM CORFU YESTERDAY.TODAY, HE ATTENDED A PARADE OF NEWLY-COMMISSIONED ARMY OFFICERS AT THE MILITARY ACADEMY.ALSO THERE WAS MR NOVAS TO SEE THE OFFICERS RECEIVE THEIR SWORDS.SO FAR, THE NEW GREEK GOVERNMENT HAS REFUSED TO RESIGN IN SPITE OF ITS CRITICAL FAILURE TO GET A QUORUM AT A NOISY SESSION OF PARLIAMENT LAST NIGHT.

    MR NOVAS ASKED THE DEPUTIES FOR A VOTE OF CONFIDENCE.HE ADDED A WARNING THAT WITHOUT IT THE WHOLE PARLIAMENTARY SYSTEM MIGHT BREAK DOWN.BUT HIS OPPONENTS REFUSED TO LISTEN AND THERE WERE REPORTS TODAY THAT THE PRIME MINISTER WAS CONSIDERING WHETHER TO ASK THE KING TO DISSOLVE PARLIAMENT AS A POSSIBLE WAY OUT OF THE IMPASSE...

    OUTSIDE THE PARLIAMENT BUILDING THOUSANDS OF DEMONSTRATORS GATHERED TODAY TO SHOUT FOR THE PRIME MINISTER'S RESIGNATION.MOST OF THEM WERE SUPPORTERS OF MR PAPANDREOU, THE FORMER PREMIER, WHOSE DISMISSAL BY THE KING SPARKED-OFF THE PRESENT CRISIS.

    TONIGHT, THE KING SUMMONED TO HIS PALACE AN EMINENT AUTHORITY ON GREEK CONSTITUTIONAL LAW, PROFESSOR SCOURITSAS OF ATHENS UNIVERSITY.THE PROFESSOR WAS ASKED TO PRONOUNCE ON THE DECISION IN PARLIAMENT YESTERDAY OF THE DEPUTY SPEAKER THAT THE GOVERNMENT'S INABILITY TO RAISE A QUORUM REPRESENTED ITS FALL.THE PROFESSOR WAS REPORTED TO HAVE BEEN OF THE OPINION THAT IF THERE WAS NO QUORUM THEN THIS DID NOT MEAN THE GOVERNMENT HAS NOT RECEIVED A VOTE OF CONFIDENCE...THUS DISAGREEING WITH THE DEPUTY SPEAKER'S DECISION.

    IN THE KING'S VIEW AND THAT OF THE PRIME MINISTER, THE GOVERNMENT THEREFORE SHOULD ASK THE DEPUTY SPEAKER TO CALL PARLIAMENT TOGETHER ON MONDAY.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA4X3SPGA8YK9APREQ87HXC0V9Z
    Media URN:
    VLVA4X3SPGA8YK9APREQ87HXC0V9Z
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    31/07/1965
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:10:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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