January 28, 1959

EDA: The parliamentary debate on security measures continued yesterday. Interior Minister Dimitris Makris said that, as was to be expected, the United Democratic Left (EDA) had been defeated in the debate, which had been useful, as it had revealed EDA’s new policy, which was to attempt to blind the people so that it could carry out its plans. Makris accused the extreme left of having the audacity to assume responsibility for defending democracy as well as to accuse the nationalist parties of not respecting democratic institutions, when everyone knows that it is the extreme left itself that is the gravedigger of democracy. That is why its position is so outrageous. VENICE: (From a commentary by Linos Politis) «There is no doubt that the season to visit Venice is the summertime, when the gondolas move about more freely and thousands of visitors from all over the world gaze at the Ducal Palace and St Mark’s Basilica or photograph each other among the famous pigeons. But Venice also has its own charm in winter. Tourism is all very well (as the Italians know better than we do) but too many bright shirts and bearded youths are an annoying sight whether you are in Venice or Athens.»

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