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    Ioannis Passalidis, leader of the Communist EDA (United Democratic Left), second big party winner in the general election of May 11, and who controls 79 Seats in the new Greek Parliament, after a long discussion he has had with Archbishop Makarios on the dangerous situation created in Cyprus as a result of EOKA's armed attacks against Cyprus Left-wing followers, made the attached statement destined to Cyprus People.

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    one long shot and two short showing Passalidis speaking



    TRANSCRIPT: PASSALIDIS: "On behalf of EDA, I address greetings to our Cypriot brothers. I promise that as major opposition party we will support wholeheartedly your struggle for self-determination. These last days we are grieved by the sad events created by part of right-wing followers to the detriment of the Leftists. These threaten to divide the Cypriot People in favour of the Colonialists. In the name of the Nation I appeal to the Cyprus patriots, Leftists and Rightists, to remain united. To keep the struggle for freedom far away from parties' antagonisms. The whole of Greece stands by you."




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    Background: Ioannis Passalidis, leader of the Communist EDA (United Democratic Left), second big party winner in the general election of May 11, and who controls 79 Seats in the new Greek Parliament, after a long discussion he has had with Archbishop Makarios on the dangerous situation created in Cyprus as a result of EOKA's armed attacks against Cyprus Left-wing followers, made the attached statement destined to Cyprus People.

    Makarios, while refusing to make a public appeal for unity of the Greeks in Cyprus, he addressed letters to a number of notables in various cities of the Island, urging them to exert all their influence to help restore peace between the rival factions of Left and Right.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAB90KS44PXHPTISV1G1AJDJ2EA
    Media URN:
    VLVAB90KS44PXHPTISV1G1AJDJ2EA
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    31/05/1958
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:13:00
    Time in/Out:
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    Canister:
    N/A

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