• Short Summary

    WITH JUST A FORTNIGHT TO GO BEFORE THE GREEK GENERAL ELECTION, THE ELECTION CAMPAIGNS BY THE THREE MAIN POLITICAL PARTIES IN GREECE ARE NEARING THEIR CLIMAX.

  • Description

    WITH JUST A FORTNIGHT TO GO BEFORE THE GREEK GENERAL ELECTION, THE ELECTION CAMPAIGNS BY THE THREE MAIN POLITICAL PARTIES IN GREECE ARE NEARING THEIR CLIMAX. THE POLL, DUE TO BE HELD ON FEBRUARY 16, WILL TRY TO SOLVE THE POLITICAL IMPASSE PRODUCED BY THE GENERAL ELECTION NOVEMBER LAST YEAR WHEN THE CENTRE UNION COALITION GAINED ONLY A 6-SEAT MAJORITY OVER THE NATIONAL RADICAL UNION.

    THE KEY ISSUE IN THE CAMPAIGN HAS BEEN THE CYPRUS CRISIS. TO PREVENT ANY POSSIBLE CLASHES BETWEEN PARTY SUPPORTERS, THE GREEK ARMY HAS BEEN ON THE ALERT SINCE THE OLD GOVERNMENT WAS DISSOLVED ON NEW YEAR'S EVE AND A CARETAKER ADMINISTRATION UNDER MR. JOHN PARASKEVOPOULOS, DEPUTY GOVERNOR OF THE NATIONAL BANK OF GREECE, AS PREMIER.

    IN THE LAST ELECTIONS, THE CENTRE COALITION WON 138 SEATS, COMPARED WITH THE 132 WON BY THE NATIONAL RADICAL UNION, THE MAIN OPPOSITION PARTY. THE FORMER PREMIER, MR. PAPANDREOU, RESIGNED BECAUSE HE DID NOT WANT TO RELY ON PRO-COMMUNIST SUPPORT FOR HIS WORKING MAJORITY IN PARLIAMENT.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAE4CMLLV7B3U7WVU4AJ47X24CD
    Media URN:
    VLVAE4CMLLV7B3U7WVU4AJ47X24CD
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    01/02/1964
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:17:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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