Junta by Another Name? The 1974 Metapolitefsi and the Greek Extra-parliamentary Left

  title={Junta by Another Name? The 1974 Metapolitefsi and the Greek Extra-parliamentary Left},
  author={George Kassimeris},
  journal={Journal of Contemporary History},
  pages={745 - 762}
  • G. Kassimeris
  • Published 1 October 2005
  • Political Science
  • Journal of Contemporary History
In the years following metapolitefsi (the 1974 transition from dictatorship to multi-party democracy) a plethora of groups from the far left appeared on the Greek post-junta political scene. Obsessed with the dynamics of the Athens Polytechnic revolt of November 1973, these marginal but vocal and persistent groups viewed the process of constitutional change and democratic consolidation with deep scepticism. Many of them did not accept the legitimacy of the transfer of power and used… 

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See Mary Bossis, op. cit

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