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The Hellenic Radio (ERA): News in English, 01-06-22
From: The Hellenic Radio (ERA) <www.ert.gr/>
NEWS IN ENGLISH ERA 5 - THE VOICE OF GREECE
22/6/2001 4:53:00 μμ
 Weather forecastSunny day is forecast today in Attica and most parts of the country, turning to cloud on the mainland from late afternoon and to showers or storms in eastern Macedonia, Thrace and eastern Aegean. Winds west- northwesterly light to moderate.
In Athens temperatures will range from 17-30 degrees Celsius, in Thessaloniki from 12-29 degrees Celsius and on the islands from 17-28 degrees Celsius.
 Pasok Party Cogress 5 months earlier than scheduledThe ruling Pasok Party Executive Office unanonimously decided in its long meeting yesterday to hold the party congress 5 months earlier than initially scheduled, namely by mid October this year and not in March, 2002.
Prime-minister Simitis stressed that uncertainty regarding the Pasok Party ability to deal with the critical conditions led the Pasok Party leadership to seek a clear solution.
Mr.Simitis spoke of an effort by those who do not want modernisation, to continuously question the government's work. He also said that talks of an alleged negative course of the Greek economy and excessive publicity of personal disagreements and conflicts, that have no relation to reality ,create the impression of a continuous political crisis which is against the country.
Finally, Mr.Simitis postponed his official visit to China scheduled for Saturday.
In its statement the ND Party says that the Prime-minister has lost control of his party while the Coalition of the Left and Progress spoke of the Prime-minister's weakness to rule the country.
 Elections in AlbaniaTension prevails in the political front in Albania two-days prior to the geeral elections on Sunday. The Central Electoral Committee is holding a special meeting to decide on its final stand regarding the so-called independent candidates. The independent deputies case has created many conflicts standing as obstacle in the pre-election campaign. In the meantime, in a press interview in Yiannina, the President of Albania's Omonia Party Vaggelis Doules called on all Northern Epirotes working in Greece to go to Albania on Sunday to vote stressing that it is highly important for the Greek minority in Albania to elect at least 5 deputies in order to set up an independent parliamentary team.