• Short Summary

    Greece's Premier Constantine Karamanlis, leader of the new democracy Party, made his last election speech in Athens before a huge crowd of supporters on Friday (15 November).

  • Description

    Greece's Premier Constantine Karamanlis, leader of the new democracy Party, made his last election speech in Athens before a huge crowd of supporters on Friday (15 November).

    An estimated 250,000 people turned up for the rally outside the headquarters of his party in Constitution Square.

    Amid loud chanting and a fireworks display, Mr. Karamanlis repeated his pledge to restore democracy in Greece, should he win the election on Sunday (17 November). He said his party's policy was similar to that practiced by the late French President, Charles de Gaulle.

    He again reiterated his stand on the Cyprus issue saying that Greece would continue its struggle for a just solution and promised to deal decisively with what he termed "Turkish aggression".

    Mr. Karamanlis said in his three months in power he had eliminated the agony of the Greek people and given them hope after seven years of military rule.

    But, he added, this was not achieved without bloodshed and he was in agony and went thorough personal risks.

    He also called on the Greek people to rid themselves of the "pre-dictatorial mentality" which led to the fall of democracy. Reports so far suggested his party will win the election.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAB5318VXO41KNX1DOVF6SFTO26
    Media URN:
    VLVAB5318VXO41KNX1DOVF6SFTO26
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    16/11/1974
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:23:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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