• Short Summary

    FIST-FIGHTING BROKE OUT IN PARLIAMENT IN ATHENS YESTERDAY (MONDAY) DURING A CENSURE DEBATE. ThE SPEAKER?

  • Description

    FIST-FIGHTING BROKE OUT IN PARLIAMENT IN ATHENS YESTERDAY (MONDAY) DURING A CENSURE DEBATE. ThE SPEAKER HAD TO CALL IN POLICE BUT THIS INCREASED FRICTION AND THE SPEAKER THEN ORDERED THEM TO WITHDRAW. THE FIGHT SUBSIDED AND THE GOVERNMENT IN A VOTE OF CONFIDENCE WON THE DAY BY 151 TO 147.

    THE CENSURE WAS OVER DOMESTIC POLICIES AND THE GOVERNMENT HANDLING OF THE CYPRUS ISSUE. IT FOLLOWED A CRISIS TRIGGERED OFF BY THE RESIGNATION OF THE DEPUTY PRIME MINISTER, MR TSIRIMOKOS.

    THE GOVERNMENT UNDER MR STEPHEN STEPHANOPOULOS HAS BEEN IN OFFICE SEVEN MONTHS. ThE FORMER PRIME MINISTER, MR PAPANDREOU, LEADER OF THE CENTRE UNION PARTY WHICH MUSTERED 123 OF THE OPPOSITION VOTES, SAID THE GOVERNMENT SHOULD NOW RESIGN BECAUSE OF THE CLOSE RESULT IN THE VOTE OF CONFIDENCE.

    MR PAPANDREOU HIMSELF RESIGNED LAST SUMMER OVER THE DISAGREEMENT WITH KING CONSTANTINE ABOUT PLANS TO PURGE THE GREEK ARMED FORCES, AND MR STEPHANOPOULOS SUCCEEDED HIM.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAAPFEG5VMBU54K4DX9KR626A8G
    Media URN:
    VLVAAPFEG5VMBU54K4DX9KR626A8G
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    26/04/1966
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:43:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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