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    ON SUNDAY GREECE IS THRUST ONCE MORE INTO A GENERAL ELECTION - ONLY THREE MONTHS SINCE THE LAST ONE.

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    ON SUNDAY GREECE IS THRUST ONCE MORE INTO A GENERAL ELECTION - ONLY THREE MONTHS SINCE THE LAST ONE.

    AT THIS RALLY IN ATHENS' KLAFTHOMAS SQUARE, MR CANELLOPOULOS, LEADER OF THE NATIONAL RADICAN UNION PARTY, ADDRESSED A RALLY OF MORE THAN 50,000 PEOPLE. IT WAS THE LAST BIG MEETING BEFORE THE ELECTION.

    KEY ISSUE IN THE ELECTION IS THE CYPRUS CRISIS. MR CANELLOPOULOS ACCUSED HIS RIVAL MR GEORGE PAPANDREOU, LEADER OF THE CENTRE UNION PARTY, OF "TREACHEROUS INDIFFERENCE" TOWARDS THE CRISIS. HE ATTACKED MR PAPANDREOU'S ECONOMY SAYING THAT IT HAD ENDANGERED THE FOUNDATIONS OF THE GREEK ECONOMY WHICH HAD BEEN BUILT UP BY MR KARAMANLIS, FORMER LEADER OF THE NATIONAL RADICAL UNION PARTY.

    OBSERVERS IN GREECE BELIEVE THAT THE CENTRE UNION PARTY WILL AGAIN WIN THE GENERAL ELECTION BUT THE QUESTION REMAINS WHETHER IT WILL GAIN A SUFFICIENT MAJORITY TO ENABLE THE PARTY TO GOVERN WITHOUT THE SUPPORT OF THE UNION OF DEMOCRATIC LEFT.

    IN THE LAST ELECTIONS, HELD IN NOVEMBER, THE CENTRE UNION PARTY WON 138 SEATS, COMPARED TO THE 132 WON BY THE NATIONAL RADICAL UNION. BECAUSE MR PAPANDREOU HAD TO DEPEND ON THE SUPPORT OF THE UNION OF DEMOCRATIC LEFT PARTY FOR A WORKING MAJORITY, HE RESIGNED.

    SINCE THEN THE COUNTRY HAS BEEN GOVERNED BY A CARETAKER GOVERNMENT LED BY MR JOHN PARASKEVOPOULOS, THE DEPUTY GOVERNOR OF THE NATIONAL BANK OF GREECE.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA8N7D044NHA9CFI6LQAPZ6K6SG
    Media URN:
    VLVA8N7D044NHA9CFI6LQAPZ6K6SG
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    14/02/1964
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:44:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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