November 2, 1952

RED SPOTS: (From a Kathimerini editorial, in which the «red spots» refer to Michalis Kyrkos and other leftists working with [former Prime Minister Nikolaos] Plastiras’s EPEK party) «Among the plethora of written garbage reminiscent of the campaign horrors of September 1951, the union between the EPEK party and Sophocles Venizelos’s Liberals (former People’s Party) and disguised communists is trying to open a way to the people (…). A bizarre grouping, an unlikely mixture that makes the concept of ideological homogeneity (…) an indescribable confusion of mediocrities. (…) Among them (…) there are several red spots, indicating the dependence of this bizarre group on Zachariadis’s followers.» VOTERS: According to the estimation of the relevant Interior Ministry department, the total number of people with the right to vote in the next elections is almost 2,300,000. EVERYONE EXCEPT WOMEN: The Athens Court of First Instance has approved as candidates all those who submitted applications including those EDA members who have been convicted and exiled, such as Manolis Glezos. The court did not approve the candidacy of the only woman to submit an application, Mrs Avra S. Theodoropoulou, ruling that women do not have the right to vote or to stand for election in the parliamentary elections, since the women’s electoral lists have not been completed.

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