• Short Summary

    GREECE WENT TO THE POLLS TODAY (SUNDAY) TO ELECT A NEW 300-MEMBER PARLIAMENT. VOTING WAS?

  • Description

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    LV WOMEN OUTSIDE POLLING STATION.
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    MV DITTO.
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    CU WOMEN AND GUARD AT ENTRANCE TO POLLING STATION.
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    CU OFFICIALS IN STATION.
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    CU WOMAN PLACE VOTE IN BALLOT BOX.
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    LV MEN OUTSIDE POLLING STATION.
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    MV MARKEZINIS ARRIVES.
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    MV OFFICIALS.
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    MV MARKEZINIS VOTING.
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    MV M. VENIZELOS ARRIVES.
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    CU GREEK SIGN.
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    CU VENIZELOS VOTING.
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    MV M. PAPANDREOUS ARRIVES.
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    Initials PGR/S/BHH/LW


    EDITORS: SEE ALSO PROD 8742/63 NOV 2 KARAMANLIS IS ELECTION RALLY.

    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: GREECE WENT TO THE POLLS TODAY (SUNDAY) TO ELECT A NEW 300-MEMBER PARLIAMENT. VOTING WAS ORDERLY AND NO INCIDENTS WERE REPORTED THROUGHOUT THE DAY. THE GREEK GOVERNMENT HAS WARNED THAT VOTING IS COMPULSORY, SO THE PERCENTAGE OF ABSTENTION AMONG THE 5 1/2-MILLION ELIGIBLE VOTERS IS EXPECTED TO BE A RECORD LOW.

    THE THREE CHIEF POLITICAL PARTIES CONTESTING THE ELECTION ARE THE RIGHT-WING NATIONAL RADICAL UNION (NRU), LED BY FORMER PRIME MINISTER MR. CONSTANTINE KARAMANLIS; THE MIDDLE OF THE ROAD OF THE CENTRE (UC), LED BY 75-YEAR-OLD MR. GEORGE PAPANDREOU, FILMED CASTING HIS VOTE; AND THE PROGRESSIVE PARTY LED BY GREECE'S YOUNGEST POLITICAL LEADER, MR. SPYROS MARKENZINIS, ALSO FILMED AT THE POLLS.

    OTHER PARTIES ARE THE PRO-COMMUNIST UNITED DEMOCRATIC LEFT, AND THE LIBERAL PARTY, WHOSE JOINT LEADER, MR. SOPHOCIES VENIZELOS, IS SEEN ARRIVING AT A POLLING STATION.

    OUTCOME OF THE ELECTION IS LIKELY TO BE KNOWN BY EARLY TOMORROW, BUT FINAL RESULTS WILL NOT BE KNOWN NEXT TUESDAY WHEN ABSENTEE VOTES ARE COUNTED.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA677Y1D174DK2SOPDJS60OEEG7
    Media URN:
    VLVA677Y1D174DK2SOPDJS60OEEG7
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    03/11/1963
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:17:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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