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The Hellenic Republic

The Third Republic (1974 – present)

The restoration of democracy in July 1974 signaled a turning point in Modern Greek political history. When the military regime that had ruled the country since 1967 collapsed, a transitional period began with the formation of a "national unity" government under Konstantinos Karamanlis, who had played a prominent role as Prime Minister during the late fifties and early sixties. Three major decisions were taken by the "national unity" government: First, to organize free parliamentary elections for the election of a constitutional assembly; second, to organize a referendum on the question of the monarchy, and third, to legalize the Communist Party (KKE), which had previously been considered illegal since its formation.

Visit the web pages of the President of the Hellenic Republic, the Prime Minister & the Vice President of the Government.

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