• Short Summary

    MORE THAN 70,000 SUPPORTERS OF THE DEMOCRATIC UNION OF THE LEFT ATTENDED A PRE-ELECTION RALLY IN ATHENS YESTERDAY (TUESDAY).

  • Description

    MORE THAN 70,000 SUPPORTERS OF THE DEMOCRATIC UNION OF THE LEFT ATTENDED A PRE-ELECTION RALLY IN ATHENS YESTERDAY (TUESDAY). THIS WAS ONE OF THE BIGGEST RALLIES OF THE CAMPAIGN WITH HUNDREDS CARRYING BANNERS BEARING SLOGANS - "PEACE, BREAD, DEMOCRACY", "FREE POLITICAL PRISONERS", AND "DEATH TO MURDERERS". THE ELECTIONS TAKE PLACE ON NOVEMBER 3.

    AMONG THE SPEAKERS WAS MR. ELIOU WHO TOOK THE PLACE OF THE PARTY PRESIDENT, MR. PASSALIDES, WHO IS ILL. IN A PLACE OF HONOUR WERE LENIN PRIZE-WINNER MANOLIS GLEZOS WHO WAS RECENTLY RELEASED FROM PRISON AND COMPOSER MICKY THEODORAKIS.

    MANY OF THE CROWD CARRIED PICTURES OF THE MURDERED LEFT-WING DEPUTY LAMBDAKIS. HIS PICTURE ALSO DOMINATED THE SPEAKER'S PLATFORM.

    THE PARTY HAD EARLIER MADE UNSUCCESSFUL APPEALS TO OTHER MINORITY PARTIES TO UNITE TO OVERTHROW THE "POLICE STATE" AND "RESTORE FREEDOM IN THE COUNTRY". NOW, THEY ARE ENTERING THE ELECTIONS ALONE. IN THE 1961 ELECTIONS THEY POLLED 14 PER CENT OF THE TOTAL VOTES.

    THE ELECTION CAME ABOUT WHEN THE FORMER PRIME MINISTER, MR. CONSTANTINE KARAMANLIS RESIGNED LAST JUNE AFTER DIFFERENCES WITH KING PAUL OVER THE STATE VISIT TO BRITAIN. MR. STYLIANOS MAVROMICHALIS, PRESIDENT OF THE SUPREME COURT OF GREECE, WAS APPOINTED ON SEPTEMBER 28 PRIME MINISTER OF A NON-POLITICAL CABINET. HE REPLACED MR. PANAYOTIS PIPINELIS, LEADER OF A CARETAKER CABINET WHO HAD RESIGNED.

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    Film ID:
    VLVACLB46NHAZD5XZCULC2Q6P94DM
    Media URN:
    VLVACLB46NHAZD5XZCULC2Q6P94DM
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    30/10/1963
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:42:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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