• Short Summary

    GREEK PREMIER GEORGE PAPADOPOULOS TODAY ANNOUNCED A NEW DRAFT CONSTITUTION UNDER WHICH GREECE REMAINS A MONARCHY, BUT WHICH SEVERELY CURTAILS THE KING'S POWERS.

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    EXTERIOR OF PALACE; KING CONSTANTINE AND FAMILY; PARLIAMENT BUILDING; JOURNALISTS AND PHOTOGRAPHERS; PRIME MINISTER MAKING ANNOUNCEMENT AND PEOPLE LISTENING.




    Initials EH/VS/BOB/EEH



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    Background: GREEK PREMIER GEORGE PAPADOPOULOS TODAY ANNOUNCED A NEW DRAFT CONSTITUTION UNDER WHICH GREECE REMAINS A MONARCHY, BUT WHICH SEVERELY CURTAILS THE KING'S POWERS. CONTROLS ARE PLACED ON THE PRESS; THE NUMBER OF PARLIAMENTARY DEPUTIES IS HALVED; AND MINISTERS - APART FROM THE PRIME MINISTER AND HIS DEPUTY - ARE TO COME FROM OUTSIDE PARLIAMENT.

    KING CONSTANTINE - LIVING IN EXILE IN ROME WITH HIS FAMILY - HAS SO FAR REFUSED TO COMMENT.

    THE NEW DRAFT CONSTITUTION ABROGATES THE MONARCH'S WIDE POWERS - NOTABLY HIS RIGHT TO DISSOLVE PARLIAMENT, HIS SUPREME COMMAND OF THE ARMY AND HIS ABSOLUTE SUPREMACY AT TIMES OF EMERGENCY.

    THE PRESS IS FORBIDDEN TO ATTACK THE CHURCH AND MONARCH, TO UNDERMINE THE ARMED FORCES AND TO PROMOTE CAUSES REGARDED AS HOSTILE AND ILLEGAL IN RELATION TO THE STATE.

    THE NUMBER OF DEPUTIES WILL BE REDUCED TO 150. THE MEMBERS OF CABINET NORMALLY DRAWN FROM THEIR RANKS ARE TO BE REPLACED BY NATIONALLY KNOWN PERSONALITIES OR TECHNICAL AND ECONOMIC EXPERTS.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAAZV1FMPUUDGNPEBLHSKZM3YBX
    Media URN:
    VLVAAZV1FMPUUDGNPEBLHSKZM3YBX
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    11/07/1968
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:11:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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