• Short Summary

    KING PAUL OF THE HELLENES DECREED TODAY (THURSDAY) THE DISSOLUTION OF THE GREEK PARLIAMENT AND ANNOUNCED THAT GENERAL ELECTIONS WOULD BE HELD ON NOVEMBER 3.

  • Description

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    GV ROYAL PALACE.
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    2.
    SCU EVZONE GUARD OUTSIDE PALACE.
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    3.
    GV CONSTANTINE RODOPOULOS AWAITING FOR THE ARRIVAL OF P. CANELLOPOULOS, OUT OF CAR AND INTO PALACE.
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    4.
    SV PRESSMEN AROUND G. PAPANDREOU.
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    5.
    GV PAPANDREOU INTO PALACE.
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    6.
    SV CROWD OUTSIDE PALACE.
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    BV MEMBERS OF THE IRON CURTAIN ORTHODOX CHURCHES ARRIVES.
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    SV PRESENT OUTSIDE PALACE.
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    GV MEMBERS OF THE ORTHODOX CHURCHES LEAVES PALACE AND ENTER CARS.
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    10.
    GV POLICE OFFICER WAVES ARM AT CAMERAMEN.
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    11.
    LV LEADERS OUT OF PALACE INTO CAR.
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    12.
    SV CARS LEAVE PALACE FORECOURT.
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    13.
    LV CAR IS STOPPED BY PRESSMEN.
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    14.
    SV DITTO CROWD AROUND CAR. 2 SHOTS.
    1.11

    15.
    GV CAR DRIVES TOWARDS.
    1.16



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    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: KING PAUL OF THE HELLENES DECREED TODAY (THURSDAY) THE DISSOLUTION OF THE GREEK PARLIAMENT AND ANNOUNCED THAT GENERAL ELECTIONS WOULD BE HELD ON NOVEMBER 3.THE DISSOLUTION DECREE WAS SIGNED BY THE KING AT AN INTERVIEW WITH MR.PANAYOTIS PIPINELIS, THE INTERIM PRIME MINISTER.

    THE NEW PARLIAMENT WILL MEET ON DECEMBER 11.

    THE CRISIS WHICH HAS LED TO THE PREMATURE DISSOLUTION OF THE CHAMBER DATES BACK TO THE LAST ELECTION OF OCTOBER 1961.THAT POLL RESULTED IN A SWEEPING VICTORY OF THE RADICAL PARTY OF MR NARAMANLIS, THE PRIME MINISTER SINCE 1955.

    HIS DEFEATED OPPONENTS MADE ALLEGATIONS OF WIDESPREAD ELECTORAL FRAUD AND INTIMIDATION.SINCE THEN THE LEADER OF THE CENTRE UNION, MR.PAPANDREOU, THE SECOND STRONGEST PARTY IN THE DEFUNCT PARLIAMENT, HAS CARRIED ON A CAMPAIGN FOR NEW "HONEST" ELECTIONS.

    TODAY THE CENTRE UNION REAFFIRMED ITS RESOLVE TO BOYCOTT THE COMING ELECTIONS UNLESS THE PRESENT INTERIM CABINET IS REPLACED BY A CARETAKER CABINET TO ENSURE IMPARTIAL ELECTIONS.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA23OCRXMOM9V960NYOSH3Q2XUA
    Media URN:
    VLVA23OCRXMOM9V960NYOSH3Q2XUA
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    26/09/1963
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:16:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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