On 29th June 1874, only a few days after the elections, an unsigned article entitled 'Tis ptaiei' was published in the Athenian newspaper Kairoi. Its writer claimed that the political instability which characterized public life was due to the privilege of the crown as far as the appointment and ousting of governments was concerned. This privilege may derive from the Constitution of 1864 but it resulted in the formation of weak minority governments based exclusively on royal favour.
Moreover, it stressed that if 'a remedy is not applied', the country would revolt. In order to prevent this the writer suggested the restriction of royal privileges with the introduction of the principle of the expressed confidence which, he contended, would bring about the harmonization of political life through the formation of a basically two-party parliamentary system: 'When it (the kingship) sincerely decides to accept that it invites to power only the majority, it is unlikely that in Greece, as elsewhere, this enviable honour will remain secret for long... Therefore, it is not the fault of the regime, it is not the fault of the representatives of the Nation, it is not the fault of the Nation if parliament is divided into many parties and has not the necessary majority... The vice lies elsewhere and it is there that a remedy should be sought.'
The newspaper was confiscated and its publisher prosecuted. Then the writer of the article revealed himself, shouldering his responsibilities. The writer was Charilaos Trikoupis; he was led before the examining judge and remanded in custody. A few days later he was acquitted.
Moreover, a year later, this supporter of the parliamentary system accepted an appointment as prime minister - although he was not even a deputy - and held the elections of 1875.
He lost the elections but his policy prevailed. In the opening session of the new parliament Georgios was engaged for the observation of the priciple of the expressed confidence. A few days later, the order for the formation of a government was given to another supporter of the parliamentary system, Al. Koumoundouros, who won the elections and had the expressed parliametary majority.