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    THE MILITARY BACKED GOVERNMENT OF GREECE IS TO HOLD A REFERENDUM ON A NEW CONSTITUTION ON SEPTEMBER THE FIRST.

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    THE MILITARY BACKED GOVERNMENT OF GREECE IS TO HOLD A REFERENDUM ON A NEW CONSTITUTION ON SEPTEMBER THE FIRST. THE DECISION TO HOLD THE REFERENDUM WAS ANNOUNCED TODAY (FRIDAY) BY THE PRIME MINISTER, GEORGE PAPADOPOULOS.

    MR. PAPADOPOULOS SAID THERE WAS NO QUESTION OF AN EARLY RETURN TO GREECE OF THE EXILED MONARCH, KING CONSTANTINE. KING CONSTANTINE FLED TO ITALY IN DECEMBER AFTER AN UNSUCCESSFUL COUP AGAINST THE MILITARY REGIME.

    THE PRIME MINISTER SAID THE MONARCH'S PRESENCE IN GREECE WAS NOT NECESSARY FOR THE REFERENDUM. THE KING, HE SAID, WOULD RETURN WHEN IT WAS EXPEDIENT AND USEFUL FOR GREECE, AND WOULD BE CONSULTED BY THE GOVERNMENT.

    MR. PAPADOPOULOS SAID A DRAFT CONSTITUTION, DRAWN UP LAST YEAR, WOULD BE OPEN FOR DISCUSSION UNTIL THE END OF MAY. IN JUNE THE GOVERNMENT WOULD PREPARE ITS OWN DRAFT CONSTITUTION WHICH WOULD BE OPEN FOR DISCUSSION FOR THE TWO MONTHS PRECEDING THE REFERENDUM.

    REUTER QUOTING INFORMED SOURCES SAYS THE DRAFT CONSTITUTION PROVIDES FOR A CROWNED DEMOCRACY AND THE DISBANDING OF POLITICAL PARTIES AIMED AT OPPOSING THE EXISTING REGIME AND THE SOCIAL ORDER OF GREECE.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA9MFEHQVFUKWXGO6CRCMYUCTBX
    Media URN:
    VLVA9MFEHQVFUKWXGO6CRCMYUCTBX
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    15/03/1968
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:12:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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