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    SALONIKA, WHERE YESTERDAY (SUNDAY) MR. CANELLOPOULOS, LEADER OF THE NATIONAL RADICAL UNION PARTY, ADDRESSED A?

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    SALONIKA, WHERE YESTERDAY (SUNDAY) MR. CANELLOPOULOS, LEADER OF THE NATIONAL RADICAL UNION PARTY, ADDRESSED A MASS RALLY. GREECE ONCE AGAIN IS PREPARING FOR A GENERAL ELECTION. THE LAST ELECTIONS WERE HELD ON NOVEMBER 3RD BUT OWING TO THE FAILURE OF EITHER OF THE LEADING PARTIES TO GAIN AN ABSOLUTE MAJORITY THERE HAS BEEN POLITICAL IMPASSE.

    OVER 30,000 PEOPLE TURNED OUT IN THE BITTER WEATHER TO HEAR MR. CANELLOPOULOS ACCUSE MR. PAPANDREOU'S UNION OF THE CENTRE PARTY OF UNDERMINING THE COUNTRY'S ECONOMIC STABILITY AND ASSOCIATING HIS PARTY WITH THE UNION OF THE DEMOCRATIC LEFT PRO-COMMUNIST PARTY, DURING HIS 55 DAYS IN OFFICE.

    THE COUNTRY GOES TO THE POLLS ON FEBRUARY 16TH AND THE VOTE IS EXPECTED TO BE SPLIT BETWEEN THE UNION OF THE CENTRE AND THE NATIONAL RADICAL UNION PARTES. IN THE LAST ELECTION THE UNION OF THE CENTRE GAINED 138 SEATS -- SIX MORE THAN THE NATIONAL RADICAL UNION. THIS MEANT THAT MR. PAPANDREOU HAD TO RELY ON THE PRO-COMMUNIST UNION OF THE DEMOCRATIC LEFT PARTY'S SUPPORT. AS A RESULT HE RESIGNED ON DECEMBER 24TH.

    SINCE THEN THE COUNTRY HAS BEEN UNDER A CARETAKER GOVERNMENT BY MR. PARASKEVOPOULOS.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA62PSQI2U4IHLSWNAKN2J3KOOG
    Media URN:
    VLVA62PSQI2U4IHLSWNAKN2J3KOOG
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    20/01/1964
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:45:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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