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Athens News Agency: News in English, 05-07-24

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From: The Athens News Agency at <http://www.ana.gr/>

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  • [01] Greece marks anniversary of 1974 return to democracy

  • [01] Greece marks anniversary of 1974 return to democracy

    Greece is marking at the weekend the anniversary of the country's return to democracy in 1974 after the fall of a seven-year military dictatorship.

    On Sunday, the president of the republic will host a annual reception to celebrate the event. This year, people from all walks of life who actively resisted the junta have been invited to attend.

    The leader of the main opposition Panhellenic Socialist Movement, George Papandreou, noted the social importance of the anniversary in a message on Saturday.

    "We are thinking of the people who fought the junta, the people who stood their ground despite hardship, imprisonment and exile, or even gave their lives for freedom and democracy. These people deserve to be honoured as they set an example for all eras in all struggles for high ideals," Papandreou said in a message.

    In a separate statement, the Communist Party of Greece claimed that this year's anniversary found the working class facing a new concerted offensive against their rights by the government, the European Union and capitalist bosses while what it called a US-led military dictatorship was waning.

    The Coalition of the Left, Movements and Ecology paid their dues to anonymous opponents of the dictatorship, noting that the political left had taken a leading role in fighting the junta, which eventually led to the restoration of democracy.


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