• Short Summary

    MEMBERS OF THE NEW GREEK GOVERNMENT WERE SWORN-IN AT A CEREMONY IN ATHENS LAST NIGHT (FRIDAY).

  • Description

    MEMBERS OF THE NEW GREEK GOVERNMENT WERE SWORN-IN AT A CEREMONY IN ATHENS LAST NIGHT (FRIDAY).THE NEW GOVERNMENT, UNDER THE LEADERSHIP OF THE FORMER SPEAKER, MR.GEORGE ATHANASSIADES-NOVAS, WAS FORMED AT THE REQUEST OF KING CONSTANTINE FOLLOWING THE RESIGNATION OF MR.GEORGE PAPANDREOU THE PRIME MINISTER, THE PREVIOUS DAY.

    COINCIDING WITH THE SWEARING-IN WERE DEMONSTRATIONS BY SUPPORTERS OF MR.PAPANDREOU.ALL POLICE IN ATHENS AND THE PORT OF PIRAEUS WERE ALERTED.HUNDREDS OF PEOPLE OPPOSED TO THE NEW GOVERNMENT BEGAN RIOTING IN THE CITY, SETTING FIRE TO A BUILDING AND CLASHING FREQUENTLY WITH POLICE WHO WIELDED THEIR BATONS AND LATER USED TEAR-GAS TO QUELL THE DISTURBANCES.SCORES OF PEOPLE WERE INJURED, SOME SERIOUSLY, AND MANY PEOPLE WERE ARRESTED.

    MR.PAPANDREOU AND KING CONSTANTINE WERE IN CONFLICT OVER A DEMAND BY THE PRIME MINISTER FOR THE DISMISSAL OF THE DEFENCE MINISTER, MR.PETROS GAROUFALIAS.MR.PAPANDREOU HAD ACCUSED THE DEFENCE MINISTER OF BLOCKING ATTEMPTS TO GET RID OF FASC:ST ELEMENTS FROM THE ARMED FORCES.KING CONSTANTINE WAS OPPOSED TO THE DISMISSAL.

    WHEN MR.PAPANDREOU RESIGNED, THE KING ASKED MR.ATHANASSIADES-NOVAS TO FORM A NEW GOVERNMENT.

    AT LAST NIGHT'S CEREMONY AT THE ROYAL PALACE, ELEVEN NEW MINISTERS AND TWO UNDER-SECRETARIES CHOSEN BY THE NEW PRIME MINISTER WERE SWORN-IN.SEVEN OF THE FIFTEEN MINISTERS IN THE NEW GOVERNMENT WERE MEMBERS OF MR.PAPANDREOU'S GOVERNMENT.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA65PR2CBG2MJAPSQMZ8FL4E9T1
    Media URN:
    VLVA65PR2CBG2MJAPSQMZ8FL4E9T1
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    17/07/1965
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:59:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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