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Papadopoulos / Greek Election #471665

NBC Evening News for Sunday, Jul 29, 1973
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(Studio) People of Greece vote whether to make their monarchy a repb. and whether to make current provisional president the president by ballot. No matter how vote goes, exiled King Constantine won't return to Athens and George Papadopoulos to remain in power.
REPORTER: Garrick Utley

(Athens, Greece) Greek voters decide whether to elect Papadopoulos as pres. for new repb. Citizens must vote or be sent to jail. Papadopoulos was leader of military coup which overthrew government 6 years ago. Became provisional president then. Now wants full Greek backing for 8 more years as pres. No organized opposition allowed. Papadopoulos intends to remain in power no matter what outcome island Govt. counts ballots secretly. Real results may never be known.
REPORTER: Charles Quinn

(Studio) Early reports show Papadopoulos getting 91% of votes.
REPORTER: Garrick Utley

Quinn, Charles;
Utley, Garrick

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