• Short Summary

    The Greek Parliament convened in Athens on Monday (9 October) for the first time since April 1967, when a group of colonels seized power and abolished democratic rule.

  • Description

    The Greek Parliament convened in Athens on Monday (9 October) for the first time since April 1967, when a group of colonels seized power and abolished democratic rule.

    The Parliament was elected on 17 November When Premier Constantine Karemanlis's New Democracy Party won a landslide victory and secured 220 of the 350 seats in the House. The opposition the Centre Union-New Forces, the Panhellenic Socialist Movement of Andreas Papandreou and the communists have 80 seats.

    The first business of Parliament was to elect a new Speaker. Constantine Tsatsos had acted as Speaker during the opening ceremonies. An overwhelming 217 votes went to 67-year-old Minister of Justice Constantine Papaconstantinou.

    On Wednesday (11 December) Premier Karamanlis will make his policy statement, expected to contain austerity measures to deal with inflation, and will outline his plans for the appointment of a President following the abolition of the monarchy in a referendum on Sunday (8 December).

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    Film ID:
    VLVAC5TYTLD9BVJ8ISVJ7X4QBGGCQ
    Media URN:
    VLVAC5TYTLD9BVJ8ISVJ7X4QBGGCQ
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    10/12/1974
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:14:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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