OPINION

February 10, 1956

KARAMANLIS: Aboard the S.S. Miaoulis, 9 – In good weather conditions, the Miaoulis, with Prime Minister Constantine Karamanlis on board, reached the port of Rhodes at 9.30 a.m. today from Crete. (…) Mr Karamanlis spoke to the crowd that gathered in the main square in the town of Rhodes. (…) Referring to the current political situation, he said: «Today there is neither Right, nor Left, nor Center. These [concepts] have been abolished with the formation of an alliance of parties, which has shown that not only is it lacking in moral and political principles, but it does not even have the courage needed by political parties. Moreover, it has created political chaos in the country. We, as our past has shown – as has the position we have taken in the current struggle – are far from both the traitors of the Left and the excesses of the Right, and are struggling to tame the chaos and, in that way, reconstruct a new political life.» ALEXANDROS SVOLOS: The presence of Mr Alexandros Svolos among the officials of the Democratic Union and the rumor that if the party won he would assume the ministerial post at the Finance Ministry have given rise to concern on the part of the population.