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    The formerly exiled Greek socialist leader, Andreas Papandreou, warned in Athens, the Greek capital, on Saturday (28 September) that his party considered the timing of the proposed Greek general elections in November 'an electoral coup' and said it would lead to 'confrontation in Greece'.

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    GV EXTERIOR Villa
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    SV Andreas Papandreou speaks
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    "We have already stated that we consider both the electoral law and the timing of the elections to constitute an electoral coup. We have also stated that the amnesty which has been given substantively to those guilty of seven years of oppression and for the Cyprus tragedy, combined with the electoral coup, have created a climate of confrontation in Greece which is very different from that which we had hoped would prevail. Despite this, we are proposing to proceed, meet the challenge, and we are quite certain that the voice of the Greek people, despite all these measures, which we consider unacceptable, will be heard. The people of Greece will be solvent, and one day Greece will be free and independent."




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    Background: The formerly exiled Greek socialist leader, Andreas Papandreou, warned in Athens, the Greek capital, on Saturday (28 September) that his party considered the timing of the proposed Greek general elections in November 'an electoral coup' and said it would lead to 'confrontation in Greece'. Mr. Papandreou, leader of the Socialist movement, who returned to Athens two months ago after the coup against the military regime there during the Cyprus crisis, originally threatened to have his party abstain from the November elections. But in Saturday's exclusive interview with Visnews, he said his party would go through with the elections -- with reservations.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAATNDJXC8VYPQ8BLDK7MG8C6UJ
    Media URN:
    VLVAATNDJXC8VYPQ8BLDK7MG8C6UJ
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    28/09/1974
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    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:04:00
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