• Short Summary

    INDONESIA'S PRESIDENT SUKARNO YESTERDAY (WEDNESDAY) WAS TOLD BY THE PEOPLES' CONSULTATIVE CONGRESS THAT IT HAD STRIPED HIM OF HIS TITLE OF "PRESIDENT FOR LIFE."
    THE CONGRESS ENDED ITS PRESENT SESSION BY INVITING THE PRESIDENT TO ATTEND AND FORMALLY TELL HIM WHAT THE MEMBERS HAD AGREED.

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    ARMED TROOPS AND TANKS AROUND CONGRESS BUILDING; GEN. SUHARTO ARRIVES; GEN. NASUTION MEETS PRES. SUKARNO; NASUTION AND SUKARNO ADDRESS CONGRESS.




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    Background: INDONESIA'S PRESIDENT SUKARNO YESTERDAY (WEDNESDAY) WAS TOLD BY THE PEOPLES' CONSULTATIVE CONGRESS THAT IT HAD STRIPED HIM OF HIS TITLE OF "PRESIDENT FOR LIFE."
    THE CONGRESS ENDED ITS PRESENT SESSION BY INVITING THE PRESIDENT TO ATTEND AND FORMALLY TELL HIM WHAT THE MEMBERS HAD AGREED.

    CONGRESS MEMBERS CRITICISED PRESIDENT SUKARNO'S POLICIES AND ORDERED HIM TO EMPOWER GENERAL SUHARTO TO FORM A CABINET.

    GENERAL HARIS NASUTION, THE CONGRESS CHAIRMAN, OPENED THE DAY'S SESSION. HE SAID THE SPIRIT OF THE DECREE WAS THAT THE PRESIDENT AND GENERAL SUHARTO TOGETHER SHOULD FORM A CABINET.

    THE NEW CABINET, HE SAID, WOULD HAVE FOUR MAJOR TASKS. THEY WERE TO BETTER INDONESIA'S ECONOMY, CONTINUE THE STRUGGLE AGAINST COLONIALISM AND IMPERIALISM, HOLD GENERAL ELECTIONS, AND FOLLOW A FREE, INDEPENDENT FOREIGN POLICY.

    IN ACCEPTING THE DECREE, PRESIDENT SUKARNO TOLD THE CONGRESS HE WAS SATISFIED AND WOULD WORK WITH GENERAL SUHARTO. HE SAID HE DID NOT WANT TO BE PRESIDENT FOR LIFE BUT ADDED: "I ONLY WANT TO SERVE THE PEOPLE AND NATION AND TO SERVE FREEDOM."
    PRESIDENT SUKARNO SAID HE ANTED A GENERAL ELECTION BY JULY 5TH, 1968 - THE DATE FIXED BY THE CONGRESS - BECAUSE "I WANT TO KNOW THE TRUE FEELINGS OF THE PEOPLE IN INDONESIA."
    ARMOURED CARS AND TROOPS SURROUNDED THE HUGE SPORTS ARENA WHERE THE CONGRESS IS MEETING FOR THE ARRIVAL OF PRESIDENT SUKARNO.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA1180LDAYO525H346LX60MX6KJ
    Media URN:
    VLVA1180LDAYO525H346LX60MX6KJ
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    07/07/1966
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:31:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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