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March 13, 1985

Greece assured its Western allies that it remains committed to the North Atlantic Treaty Organization and the European Economic Community despite the resignation of pro-American President Constantine Karamanlis. Veteran politician Karamanlis quit Sunday after Prime Minister Andreas Papandreou and his ruling Socialist party dropped their support for his reelection. Western diplomats saw the move as a victory for the left wing of Papandreou's party and a signal of possible pressure on Papandreou to fulfill promises to pull out of NATO and reconsider membership in the EEC.

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