• Short Summary

    A GREEK GOVERNMENT CRISIS HAS FOLLOWED PRIME MINISTER GEORGE PAPANDREOU'S ANNOUNCEMENT THAT HE INTENDED DISMISSING MR.

  • Description

    A GREEK GOVERNMENT CRISIS HAS FOLLOWED PRIME MINISTER GEORGE PAPANDREOU'S ANNOUNCEMENT THAT HE INTENDED DISMISSING MR.PETROS GAROUFALIAS, THE DEFENCE MINISTER, AND PROCEED WITH A "PURGE" OF THE ARMED FORCES OF "ANTI-DEMOCRATIC AND FASCIST ELEMENTS".THE DEFENCE MINISTER HAS ANNOUNCED THAT HE HAS NO INTENTION OF RESIGNING.IN ATHENS THERE HAS BEEN DEMONSTRATIONS SUPPORTING THE GOVERNMENT'S ATTITUDE.

    MR.GAROUFALIAS HAD OPPOSED THE PLANNED PURGE OF RIGHT-WING ARMY OFFICERS SAID TO BE AGAINST THE GOVERNMENT.KING CONSTANTINE WAS REPORTED TO HAVE DISAGREED WITH THE 77-YEAR-OLD PRIME MINISTER LAST WEEK OVER THE INTENDED DISMISSAL OF THE DEFENCE MINISTER, AND IS KNOWN TO OPPOSE ANY MOVES THAT MIGHT ALLOW COMMUNIST INFILTRATION OF THE ARMY.

    BUT IT WAS ANNOUNCED AFTER YESTERDAY'S MEETING BETWEEN THE KING AND MR.PAPANDREOU THAT THEY HAD REACHED "AN IDENTITY OF VIEWS".TODAY (TUESDAY) A GOVERNMENT SPOKESMAN ANNOUNCED THAT A DECREE DISMISSING THE MINISTER WOULD BE SENT TO THE KING FOR SIGNATURE IF MR.GAROUFALIAS DID NOT RESIGN.

    THE DEMONSTRATION, ORGANISED BY LEFT-WING ORGANISATIONS AND YOUTH ORGANISATIONS OF THE RULING UNION OF THE CENTRE PARTY, COMPLAINED OF INTERVENTION OF THE ROYAL COURT INTO THE AFFAIRS OF THE ARMY AND THE GOVERNMENT.THE VAST CROWD THAT ATTENDED THE RALLY CARRIED BANNERS AND PLACARDS WHICH READ "DOWN WITH GAROUFALIAS","REAL DEMOCRACY", "DOWN WITH COURT OFFICIALS".A STRONG GUARD OF POLICE WERE ON DUTY AROUND THE UNIVERSITY, BUT THERE WERE NO INCIDENTS.

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    Film ID:
    VLVACOI2XI1PS5HN4LMF8FPJLQQ4C
    Media URN:
    VLVACOI2XI1PS5HN4LMF8FPJLQQ4C
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    13/07/1965
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:56:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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