• Short Summary

    Ex-King Constantine of Greece is now formally deposed after an overwhelming seventy percent vote against the monarchy in the country's referendum on Sunday (8 December).

  • Description

    Ex-King Constantine of Greece is now formally deposed after an overwhelming seventy percent vote against the monarchy in the country's referendum on Sunday (8 December).

    And the task now remains for re-writing of the country's constitution.

    Parliament convenes for the first time on Monday (9 December) to elect a speaker, and on Wednesday (11 December) Prime Minister Karamanlis will make his policy statement.

    The Parliament is empowered to revise radically the 1952 constitution now in force, and to amend clauses regarding prerogatives of the Head of State, which will now be a President in accordance with the peoples' verdict on Sunday.

    The ousting of King Constantine was not entirely unexpected.

    Political leaders said openly before the referendum that they did not want the monarchy.

    Prime Minster Karamanlis, whose New Democracy Party has officially remained neutral, was known to have favoured a Presidential Republic.

    The main opposition parties ... the Centre Union-New Forces of George Mavros and the Panhellenic Socialist Movement of Andreas Papandreou, both strongly urged a "no" vote for the monarchy.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAA9Y9ZY612FC50WVLAKZMM02ZP
    Media URN:
    VLVAA9Y9ZY612FC50WVLAKZMM02ZP
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    08/12/1974
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:22:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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