March 17, 1958

VOTE OF CONFIDENCE: The caretaker government led by Constantine Georgakopoulos concluded the presentation of its platform in Parliament last night, which was passed by 225 votes. After the vote, the electoral bill was tabled; the debate is to begin today by the interior committee and it is to be brought to Parliament for debate by Monday or Tuesday. KOULOUMVAKIS: The former politician and lawyer Efstratios Kouloumvakis died of pleurisy yesterday in Nikaia hospital. He was 86 years old. Born in the village of Tseria, in the district of Itylon, Laconia, in 1872, Kouloumvakis studied law in Athens and began working in Kalamata as a lawyer before moving to the capital. He was elected deputy for Laconia in 1910 and 1911, and strongly opposed Eleftherios Venizelos, who had recently appeared in the political arena. From 1917-1920, he was prefect of Attica and Boeotia, then as a supporter of Venizelos. In 1930 he was again elected deputy for Laconia and in 1946 for Athens on the United Nationalist Party ticket. Kouloumvakis also struggled courageously against communism, both in the press and in Parliament.

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