• Short Summary

    GREECE'S NEW GOVERNMENT, HEADED BY MR STEPHEN STEPHANOPOULOS APPEARED BEFORE PARLIAMENT IN ATHENS LAST NIGHT (WEDNESDAY) AT THE BEGINNING OF A DEBATE WHICH WILL END WITH A VOTE OF CONFIDENCE FOR THE NEW ADMINISTRATION.

  • Description

    GREECE'S NEW GOVERNMENT, HEADED BY MR STEPHEN STEPHANOPOULOS APPEARED BEFORE PARLIAMENT IN ATHENS LAST NIGHT (WEDNESDAY) AT THE BEGINNING OF A DEBATE WHICH WILL END WITH A VOTE OF CONFIDENCE FOR THE NEW ADMINISTRATION. IT WAS A STORMY MEETING, AND SPEECHES BY THE PRIME MINISTER AND HIS GOVERNMENT MEMBERS WERE REPEATEDLY INTERRUPTED BY SHOUTING FROM SUPPORTERS OF MR GEORGE PAPANDREOU, LEADER OF THE CENTRE UNION PARTY, WHOSE RESIGNATION STARTED THE CRISIS. MEANWHILE, YOUTH HAVE CONTINUED THEIR DEMONSTRATIONS AGAINST THE NEW GOVERNMENT - EXTENDING THEIR PROTEST WITH SLOGANS LIKE "DEMOCRACY", "AMERICANS OUT" AND "GREECE WILL NOT BECOME VIETNAM".

    SPEAKING IN PARLIAMENT, MR STEPHANOPOULOS SAID THAT THE TASK OF HIS 21-MEN GOVERNMENT WOULD BE TO RESTORE LAW AND ORDER, AND PREPARE CONDITIONS WHICH WOULD PERMIT FAIR ELECTIONS.

    IN A DESPERATE CANVASS FOR VOTES AMONG PARLIAMENTARIANS, MR STEPHANOPOULOS HAS SECURED ABOUT 150 VOTES OF THE 300. THE VOTE IS EXPECTED TO BE TAKEN ON FRIDAY NIGHT - AND NOT UNTIL THEN WILL MR PAPANDREOU ENTER THE CHAMBER.

    POLICE SURROUNDED A THEATRE IN ATHENS WHERE THE LAMBRAKIS YOUTH MOVEMENT HELD A RALLY AS THE PARLIAMENTARY DEBATE WAS BEGINNING. AMONG THE SPEAKERS AT THIS MEETING WAS MR MICKY THEODORAKES - A COMPOSER AND PRESIDENT OF THE LAMBRAKIS YOUTH MOVEMENT - AND OTHER PROMINENT LEFT-WING LEADERS. THE SPEECHES COVERED A WIDE RANGE OF TOPICS. THEY CONDEMNED KING CONSTANTINE FOR HIS ACTION IN THE PRESENT GOVERNMENTAL CRISIS, THE NEW PRIME MINISTER, AND THEY CONDEMNED THE UNITED STATES.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA7VK0HMS6ET2NJ7J8T0BBF614Q
    Media URN:
    VLVA7VK0HMS6ET2NJ7J8T0BBF614Q
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    23/09/1965
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:15:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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