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    MR. ELIAS TSIRIMOKOS WAS ASKED IN ATHENS LAST NIGHT (WEDNESDAY) BY KING CONSTANTINE TO FORM?

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    KING CONSTANTINE TALKS TO PRESS -- TSIRIMOKOS AND STEPHANOPOULOS AT PALACE -- PUBLIC READING NEWSPAPERS -- DEMONSTRATORS.




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    Background: MR. ELIAS TSIRIMOKOS WAS ASKED IN ATHENS LAST NIGHT (WEDNESDAY) BY KING CONSTANTINE TO FORM A GOVERNMENT. A SOCIALIST AND A LEADER OF THE CENTRE UNION PARTY BREAKAWAY MOVEMENT, MR. TSIRIMOKOS WAS AN UNEXPECTED CHOICE FOR THE POST. IT WAS GENERALLY ANTICIPATED THAT THE YOUNG KING WOULD CALL UPON ANOTHER FORMER LIEUTENANT OF MR. PAPANDREOU, THE FORMER PRIME MINISTER, MR. STEPHANOS STEPHANOPOULOS.

    ATHENS IS NOW DISCUSSING THE POSSIBILITY THAT MR. TSIRIMOKOS WILL BE UNABLE TO FORM A CABINET WHICH COULD WIN A VOTE OF CONFIDENCE IN THE NATIONAL ASSEMBLY. HE WILL NEED THE VOTES OF 100 CONSERVATIVE REPRESENTATIVES WHO WOULD HAVE PREFERRED MR.S STEPHANOPOULOS. REPORTS SUGGEST THAT WHEN THE NEW PRIME MINISTER FORMS HIS CABINET, A NUMBER OF POSTS WILL NOT BE FILLED IN AN ATTEMPT TO WIN FURTHER SUPPORT FROM UNDECIDED REPRESENTATIVES.

    EX-PRIME MINISTER PAPANDREOU TODAY PREDICTED SWIFT DEFEAT FOR THE TSIRIMOKOS' GOVERNMENT -- THE THIRD GREEK ADMINISTRATION IN TWO STORMY POLITICAL MONTHS. HE SAID THE LATEST ATTEMPTS BY KING CONSTANTINE TO SOLVE THE POLITICAL CRISIS PROMPTED FEELINGS TO 'INDIGNATION AND HILARITY.'
    PRO-PAPANDREOU MOBS MARCHED ONCE MORE THROUGH THE STREETS OF ATHENS LAST NIGHT DENOUNCING THE KING AND THE NEWLY-APPOINTED PRIME MINISTER.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA29HCJ3VRZ1OAGWPSWGMKVCJU2
    Media URN:
    VLVA29HCJ3VRZ1OAGWPSWGMKVCJU2
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    19/08/1965
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:54:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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