• Short Summary

    A CARETAKER GOVERNMENT, HEADED BY A BANKER AND DRAWN FROM OUTSIDE THE FEUDING POLITICAL PARTIES, WAS TODAY (THURSDAY) SWORN IN TO LEAD GREECE TO GENERAL ELECTIONS WITHIN FIVE MONTHS.

  • Description

    A CARETAKER GOVERNMENT, HEADED BY A BANKER AND DRAWN FROM OUTSIDE THE FEUDING POLITICAL PARTIES, WAS TODAY (THURSDAY) SWORN IN TO LEAD GREECE TO GENERAL ELECTIONS WITHIN FIVE MONTHS. THE GOVERNOR OF THE NATIONAL BANK OF GREECE, PROFESSOR IOANNIS PARASKEVOPOULOS, YESTERDAY RECEIVED A MANDATE FROM KING CONSTANTINE TO FORM A GOVERNMENT.

    THE NEW PRIME MINISTER SAID HE WOULD SEEK A VOTE OF CONFIDENCE IN HIS NON-POLITICAL TEAM WITHIN THE 15-DAY LIMIT SET BY THE COUNTRY'S CONSTITUTION.

    THE CONSERVATIVE LEADER, MR. KANELLOPOULOS, IS EXPECTED TO BACK THE NEW CARETAKER GOVERNMENT. IT WAS HE WHO BROUGHT DOWN THE PREVIOUS GOVERNMENT OF MR. STEPHANOS STEPHANOPOULOS ON TUESDAY BY WITHDRAWING THE SUPPORT OF HIS 99 NATIONAL RADICAL UNION DEPUTIES.

    PROFESSOR PARASKEVOPOULOS HEADED A SIMILAR CARETAKER GOVERNMENT IN DECEMBER 1963. HIS MINISTERS ARE MOSTLY OVER 60 - ACADEMICS, CIVIL SERVANTS OR RETIRED ARMY OFFICERS.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA5P13VGI19MVCQ3LKN3IQZJ8UV
    Media URN:
    VLVA5P13VGI19MVCQ3LKN3IQZJ8UV
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    22/12/1966
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:44:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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