• Short Summary

    PRIME MINISTER GEORGE PAPADOPOULOS YESTERDAY (MONDAY) WARNED THE GREEK PEOPLE THAT THERE WOULD BE NO RETURN TO DEMOCRATIC RULE UNTIL HIS MILITARY BACKED REGIME SUCCEEDED IN ITS SOCIAL, ECONOMIC AND CULTURAL PROGRAMME.

  • Description

    PRIME MINISTER GEORGE PAPADOPOULOS YESTERDAY (MONDAY) WARNED THE GREEK PEOPLE THAT THERE WOULD BE NO RETURN TO DEMOCRATIC RULE UNTIL HIS MILITARY BACKED REGIME SUCCEEDED IN ITS SOCIAL, ECONOMIC AND CULTURAL PROGRAMME.

    IN A "STATE OF THE NATION" REVIEW TELEVISED FROM THE CHAMBER OF DEPUTIES MR. PAPADOPOULOS WHO MASTERMINDED THE ARMY COUP 33 MONTHS AGO, SAID THAT COMMUNISM WAS NO LONGER A DANGER BUT "THE ANARCHY IN THE WESTERN WORLD THREATENS DEMOCRACY AND PROSPERITY OF THE PEOPLES."
    HE WAS SPEAKING BEFORE A CAREFULLY SELECTED AUDIENCE OF 500 PEOPLE REPRESENTING WORKERS, FARMERS, SCIENTISTS, INDUSTRIALISTS, THE CLERGY AND THE ARMED AND SECURITY FORCES. AMONG THE AUDIENCE WAS THE SHIPPING TYCOON ARISTOTLE ONASSIS.

    MR. PAPADOPOULOS SAID THAT ONCE THE OBJECTIONS OF THE GOVERNMENT WERE ACHIEVED THE DECISION TO HOLD MUNICIPAL ELECTIONS WOULD BE MADE. "ONE YEAR BEFORE OUR DECISION TO HOLD PARLIAMENTARY ELECTIONS WE SHALL INFORM THE GREEK PEOPLE OF OUR INTENTIONS."
    "DURING THAT YEAR WE SHALL ALLOW POLITICAL PARTIES TO FUNCTION AND AFTERWARDS WE WILL CALL THE PEOPLE TO CAST THEIR VOTE."
    REFERRING TO GREECE'S DECISION TO WALK OUT OF THE 18-NATION COUNCIL OF EUROPE THE PRIME MINISTER SAID THAT MEMBER NATIONS WANTED TO INTERFERE IN GREECE'S INTERNAL AFFAIRS. "WE WARN OUR FRIENDS IN THE WEST: 'HANDS OF GREECE," HE SAID.

    HE URGED THE GREEK PEOPLE TO EAT LESS, DEMAND LESS AND WORK MORE TO WIN THE BATTLE FOR PROSPERITY AND SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT.

    CROWDS GATHERED IN THE STREETS IN ATHENS TO WATCH THE SPEECH ON TELEVISION IN SHOP WINDOWS.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAAEFWTOXEM296U21HNJE7G6NU6
    Media URN:
    VLVAAEFWTOXEM296U21HNJE7G6NU6
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    16/12/1969
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:33:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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