• Short Summary

    A LARGE CROWD WAITED AT SALONIKA AIRPORT, MAY 27, FOR THE ARRIVAL OF MR GEORGE PAPANDREOU, LEADER OF THE UNION OF CENTRE COALITION, THE OPPOSITION IN THE GREEK PARLIAMENT.

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    A LARGE CROWD WAITED AT SALONIKA AIRPORT, MAY 27, FOR THE ARRIVAL OF MR GEORGE PAPANDREOU, LEADER OF THE UNION OF CENTRE COALITION, THE OPPOSITION IN THE GREEK PARLIAMENT. MR PAPANDREOU WAS IN THE MACEDONIAN PORT TO ADDRESS A MASS RALLY OF HIS SUPPORTERS.

    SINCE THE LAST GREEK ELECTIONS IN SEPTEMBER LAST YEAR THE LEADER OF THE OPPOSITION HAS CONDUCTED A INTENSIVE CAMPAIGN AGAINST THE GOVERNMENT IN AN ATTEMPT TO GET FRESH ELECTIONS. AFTER THE NATIONAL RADICAL UNION PARTY, LED BY PRIME MINISTER KARAMANLIS, WAS ELECTED FOR THE THIRD SUCCESSIVE TIME SINCE 1956, MR PAPANDREOU SAID THEY WON BY "PROUD AND VIOLENCE" EXERTED BY THE GOVERNMENT.

    PRIME MINISTER KARAMANLIS HAS REJECTED THE OPPOSITION CHARGES AND WITH HIS CLEAR MAJORITY IN THE HOUSE IT IS UNLIKELY THAT HIS OPPONENTS CAN FORCE A NEW ELECTION. WHILE THE ROYAL WEDDING OF PRINCESS SOPHIA AND DON JUAN CARLOS DOMINATED THE GREEK SCENE THE POLITICAL BATTLE WAS SET ASIDE. NOW MR PAPANDREOU HAS REOPENED HIS ANTI-GOVERNMENT CAMPAIGN.

    AT THE RALLY HE TOLD SOME 30,000 CHEERING SUPPORTERS THAT IT WAS TIME THE KING DISSOLVED PARLIAMENT AND CALLED FOR NEW ELECTIONS. AT THE SAME TIME HE ATTACKED THE GOVERNMENT FOR SPENDING MILLIONS OF DRACHMAES ON THE ROYAL WEDDING AT A TIME WHEN GREECE HAD TO BEG FOR FOREIGN LOANS.

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    Film ID:
    VLVACHNGN5JCOG4O3I3IAIO92IA70
    Media URN:
    VLVACHNGN5JCOG4O3I3IAIO92IA70
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    28/05/1962
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:58:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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