• Short Summary

    A SUPPORT-SEEKING TOUR BEING MADE THROUGH GREECE BY MR.GEORGE PAPANDREOU, THE FORMER PRIME MINISTER DISMISSED?

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    A SUPPORT-SEEKING TOUR BEING MADE THROUGH GREECE BY MR.GEORGE PAPANDREOU, THE FORMER PRIME MINISTER DISMISSED BY KING CONSTANTINE, IS BRINGING HIM ACCLAMATION FROM THE PEOPLE WHEREVER HE GOES.THE WILDLY CHEERING AND BANNER-WAVING CROWDS THAT MET HIM IN THEBES AND VALLOS YESTERDAY (SATURDAY) HAS BEEN TYPICAL.

    MR.PAPANDREOU HAS PREDICTED THE COLLAPSE OF THE NEW GREEK GOVERNMENT WITHIN 10 DAYS AND CALLED FOR IMMEDIATE GENERAL ELECTIONS.ON HIS 500-MILE (800 KILOMETRES) TOUR WHICH HE HAS CALLED "A MARCH TO THE PEOPLE", MR.PAPANDREOU IS ACCOMPANIED BY A LARGE PARTY OF HIS SUPPORTERS, INCLUDING MEMBERS OF PARLIAMENT.

    THE SLOGANS ON BANNERS CARRIED TO GREET MR.PAPANDREOU HAVE BEEN IDENTICAL WITH THOSE SEEN IN ATHENS - AGAINST BOTH THE MONARCHY AND THE NEW GOVERNMENT OF MR.TAIRIMOKOS.MR.PAPANDREOU WAS FORCED BY THE KING TO RESIGN WHEN HE TRIED TO DISCOURAGE RIGHT-WING ELEMENTS IN THE ARMY.

    THE FORMER PRIME MINISTER SAID YESTERDAY (SATURDAY) IT WAS AN INSULT TO GREEK PRIDE THAT "THE LEADER OF THE MAJORITY HAS BEEN COMPELLED TO RESIGN." HE SAID THAT SINCE HE WILL NOT ACCEPT THE SUPPORT OF "TRAITORS" IN PARLIAMENT, THE ONLY ALTERNATIVE WAS A GENERAL ELECTION.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAEYAVC2SNNBWEH6G7ZFYB1D3P5
    Media URN:
    VLVAEYAVC2SNNBWEH6G7ZFYB1D3P5
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    22/08/1965
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:07:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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