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    THE NEW GREEK GOVERNMENT, LED BY MR. ELIAS TSIRIMOKOS, LAST NIGHT (TUESDAY) ASKED PARLIAMENT IN?

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    PARLIAMENT, DEMONSTRATORS, POLICE CHECKING IDENTITY PAPERS OF THOSE ENTERING PARLIAMENT, SCENES INSIDE THE CHAMBER WITH MR. TSIRIMOKOS OPENING THE DEBATE, AND MR. PAPANDREOU IN HIS OFFICE WITH DEPUTIES.




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    Background: THE NEW GREEK GOVERNMENT, LED BY MR. ELIAS TSIRIMOKOS, LAST NIGHT (TUESDAY) ASKED PARLIAMENT IN ATHENS FOR A VOTE OF CONFIDENCE. THE VOTE IS EXPECTED AT THE WEEKEND, WITH THE OUTCOME RESTING ON THE MINORITY PARTIES. MR. GEORGE PAPANDREOU, WHOSE OUSTING AS PRIME MINISTER, STARTED THE CURRENT CRISIS, WAS IN THE PARLIAMENT BUILDING, BUT NOT IN THE CHAMBER ITSELF. HIS SUPPORTERS GATHERED OUTSIDE TO SHOUT MORE SLOGANS AGAINST THE NEW REGIME, GREECE'S THIRD GOVERNMENT THIS SUMMER.

    OPENING THE DEBATE, MR. TSIRIMOKOS STRESSED THE NEED FOR PEACE AND ORDER IN THE TROUBLED COUNTRY. THE SOCIALIST LEADER, WHOSE APPOINTMENT CAUSED A SPLIT IN THE RULING CENTRE UNION PARTY, SAID HIS NEW CABINET WOULD SERVE "NORMALITY BETTER THAN ANY OTHER GOVERNMENT IN THE PRESENT CIRCUMSTANCES".

    MEANWHILE, AS ANTI-GOVERNMENT DEMONSTRATORS MILLED OUTSIDE, MR. PAPANDREOU, WHO LEADS THE OTHER CENTRE UNION FACTION, WAS IN HIS ROOM DISCUSSING STRATEGY WITH DEPUTIES STILL LOYAL TO HIM. HE SAYS HE WILL RETURN TO THE PARLIAMENTARY CHAMBER ONLY AS PRIME MINISTER, BUT LOYAL DEPUTIES WILL MAKE HIS VIEWS KNOWN DURING THURSDAY'S DEBATE.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA4XIBU5UV0KWK72KCLV0LUI035
    Media URN:
    VLVA4XIBU5UV0KWK72KCLV0LUI035
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    25/08/1965
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:15:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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