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    ANOTHER GENERAL ELECTION IN GREECE -- THE SECOND IN LESS THAN FOUR MONTHS. POLLING TAKES?

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    Background: ANOTHER GENERAL ELECTION IN GREECE -- THE SECOND IN LESS THAN FOUR MONTHS. POLLING TAKES PLACE TOMORROW (SUNDAY) WHEN 5,700,000 GREEKS WILL ELECT 300 MEMBERS OF THE NEW PARLIAMENT, DUE TO CONVENE ON MARCH 19.

    IT WAS FIVE WEEKS AGO (JAN. 8) THAT THE TWO-MONTH-OLD PARLIAMENT WAS DISSOLVED. NONE OF THE PARTIES HAD A WORKING MAJORITY, AND THEIR ADAMANT REFUSAL TO FORM A COALITION MADE NEW ELECTIONS INEVITABLE.

    TOP OF THE NOVEMBER 3 POLL WAS THE UNION OF CENTRE, LED BY VETERAN MR. GEORGE PAPANDREOU WHO RESIGNED THE PREMIERSHIP ON CHRISTMAS EVE 47 DAYS IN POWER.

    MR. PAPANDREOU HAS PROMISED SWEEPING CHANGES IF HIS PARTY IS RETURNED TO POWER. HE WOULD UP HIS ELECTION CAMPAIGN LAST NIGHT (FRIDAY) AT AN ATHENS RALLY.

    SOME 100,000 PEOPLE PACKED INTO THE KLAFTHMONOS SQUARE IN WHAT WAS DESCRIBED AS THE BIGGEST AND WILDEST RALLY OF THE ENTIRE CAMPAIGN. POLICE HAD TO STRUGGLE WITH JOSTLING SUPPORTERS.

    HIS ENTHUSIASTIC RECEPTION WAS A WELCOME PRESENT FOR MR. PAPANDREOU, WHO WAS CELEBRATING HIS 76TH BIRTHDAY. IT WAS A CLIMAX TO A VIGOROUS CAMPAIGN THAT HAD BEEN FOUGHT ON ALL SIDES WITH BITTERNESS AND NUMEROUS CHARGES AND COUNTER-CHARGES.

    ON THE QUESTION OF CYPRUS, MR. PAPANDREOU CONFIRMED HIS FULL SUPPORT FOR PRESIDENT MAKARIOS' POLICY OF TAKING THE DISPUTE TO THE UNITED NATIONS. HE ALSO REITERATED HIS OPPOSITION TO COMMUNISM.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAEJN7ZIZ9CPZ7EWP6MMKGAMBDR
    Media URN:
    VLVAEJN7ZIZ9CPZ7EWP6MMKGAMBDR
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    15/02/1964
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:49:00
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    Canister:
    N/A

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