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Music Legend Theodorakis Warns for “a Movement of Civic Resistance”

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Greek composer Mikis Theodorakis, one of the symbols of the struggle against the military junta, has lashed out at Greek Prime Minister Giorge Papandreou. He announced that if the latter were to call early elections in the country he would create a Movement of Civic Resistance.
Over the past few days in a televised interview Papandreou did not rule out calling early legislative elections in the upcoming local ones on November 7 th , if Greek citizens do not confirm their confidence.  Papandreou said that this may block the reforms that he intends to bring in. It was a statement meant to resist the ”protest vote” hoped for by the opposition.
In statements broadcast by the Skai television channel, Theodorakis aged 85, called the prime minister’s words ”blackmail” to force Greeks to vote for PASOK.  The polls show that PASOK may be losing support but it is still enjoying a clear lead. ”With his interview Papandreou is blackmailing the Greek population by telling them that if they do not vote for him then he will call early elections…in the current circumstances new elections would mean the end of Greece, its dissolution and paralysis.” stated Theodorakis.
According to the well known composer, if what Papandreou does and says were done by a center-right government, the left would have ”set Greece on fire”.

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