• Short Summary

    The Greek Socialist Opposition Leader, Mr. Andreas Papandreou, said on Friday (20 September) that the?

  • Description

    The Greek Socialist Opposition Leader, Mr. Andreas Papandreou, said on Friday (20 September) that the Greek Government's plans for an early election were totally unacceptable to the Greek people.

    Mr. Papandreou was speaking at a press conference in Rome during a brief visit to Italy for talks with Italian socialist leaders.

    Greece cleared the way for its first parliamentary elections in ten years on Thursday (19 September) when the cabinet approved new electoral laws. An authoritive source said that polling will probably take place in Mid-November
    Mr. Papandreou outlined the factors which governed his assessment of the electoral situation in Greece. He Said that such an early date did not give the people time to organise themselves for an election. He added that particularly in rural areas they would not be able to express themselves freely because the repressive apparatus set up under military rule was still in place.

    He also talked abut the Cyprus crisis and maintained that a solution would best be found in the context of the Untied Nations.

    A transcript of his speech follows:

  • Tags

  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA67BCVWXF8XN2JWG7GMQMJV2Y0
    Media URN:
    VLVA67BCVWXF8XN2JWG7GMQMJV2Y0
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    20/09/1974
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:58:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

Comments (0)

We always welcome comments and more information about our films.
All posts are reactively checked. Libellous and abusive comments are forbidden.

Add your comment