• Short Summary

    GREEK PRIME MINISTER ELIAS TSIRIMOKOS STAKES THE FUTURE OF IS TOTTERING GOVERNMENT ON A PERSONAL CALL FOR SUPPORT TODAY (SATURDAY) FROM PARLIAMENT DEPUTIES (MEMBERS) DEBATING THE CURRENT LEADERSHIP CRISIS.

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    GREEK PRIME MINISTER ELIAS TSIRIMOKOS STAKES THE FUTURE OF IS TOTTERING GOVERNMENT ON A PERSONAL CALL FOR SUPPORT TODAY (SATURDAY) FROM PARLIAMENT DEPUTIES (MEMBERS) DEBATING THE CURRENT LEADERSHIP CRISIS. UPROAR BROKE UP A DEBATE OF CONFIDENCE IN HIS GOVERNMENT LAST NIGHT AND SO HE MUST WAIL TILL TONIGHT TO SEE IF HE WILL BE GIVEN THE VICTORY IN PARLIAMENT THAT HE NEEDS TO LEAD GREECE FROM THE POLITICAL WILDERNESS OF THE LAST SIX WEEKS.

    TONIGHT THE DEBATE RESUMES (AT 1630 G.M.T.) WITH POLITICIANS OPENLY PREDICTING THE NEW REGIME WILL FALL, BUT MR. TSIRIMOKOS HOPES THAT HE WILL BE ABLE TO GAIN THE SUPPORT OF SUFFICIENT DEPUTIES TO KEEP HIS GOVERNMENT IN POWER.

    HE HAS BEEN PLEDGED THE VOTES OF 99 NATIONAL RADICAL UNION DEPUTIES AS WELL AS A GROUP OF DEFECTORS - LIKE HIMSELF - FROM THE RANKS OF MR. PAPANDREOU'S MAJORITY CENTRE UNION PARTY.

    BUT THE BALANCE OF THE 300-SEAT ASSEMBLY IS SO FINE THAT DECLARED OPPOSITION OF THE EIGHT-MEMBER PROGRESSIVE PARTY COULD TIP THE SCALES AGAINST HIM.

    A GOVERNMENT DEFEAT IN TONIGHT'S VOTE WOULD BE A DAMAGING BLOW TO 25-YEAR OLD KING CONSTANTINE WHO HAS TWICE TRIED TO SET UP A STABLE REGIME SINCE HIS CLASH WITH MR. PAPANDREOU. THE MAJORITY PARTY LEADER RESIGNED HIS PREMIERSHIP ON JULY 15 IN A DISPUTE WITH THE KING OVER A PLANNED GOVERNMENT PURGE OF ARMY RIGHT-WING OFFICERS.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAF30FVRZCZ6FSLQ6HYK41H0LRN
    Media URN:
    VLVAF30FVRZCZ6FSLQ6HYK41H0LRN
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    28/08/1965
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:45:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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