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    The leader (President) of the newly founded National Democratic Union, former Dafense Minister Petros Garoufalias, during a exclusive interview to Vienews, outlined the main aims of his party vis-a-vis Premier Constantine aramanli.

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    1.
    Petros Garoufalias speaking (first question).


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    Petros Garoufalias speaking (second quetion)


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    GV of the National Democratic Union Center building in Athens.



    The basic aims of my party are two-folded: First toyprotect the national-minded Greeks from savage persecution which has been launched against them under the pretext that they are "juntists". Mr. "aremenlis has conceded to this persecution in order to satisfy Mie pro-leftist Ministers. But in doing this, the long-term communist strategical goal to upturn the civic establishment in Greece is served. This situation has created a phbie and insecurity feelings among the People, specially in view of the pressure from anarchist elements and after the abolishment of the Special Security Department in charge of preventing subversive activities. Second goal of my party is to help changing of the present foreign policy and finding out a dignified solution of the Cyprus problem".



    Mr. Karamanlis upon his return to Athens promised "national Unity", but has failed to achieve it because of too many concessions he made to left-wing groups. I'm afraid that Mr. Karamah. lis, having lived in Paris for 11 years, has lost touch with the Greak reality and that for this reason he is rapidly losing control of the situation".




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    Background: The leader (President) of the newly founded National Democratic Union, former Dafense Minister Petros Garoufalias, during a exclusive interview to Vienews, outlined the main aims of his party vis-a-vis Premier Constantine aramanli. The N.D.U. included many people who had a sort of cooperation or had talks for cooperation with the Junta and who were not accepted as candidates by other parties. The N.D.U. inaugurated also a kind of anit-communist campaign in Greece. President Petros Garoufalias said:

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    Film ID:
    VLVADLYEK6MJ8MXWU4JLB9H5FGTVH
    Media URN:
    VLVADLYEK6MJ8MXWU4JLB9H5FGTVH
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    07/10/1974
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:02:57:00
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    N/A

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