• Short Summary

    PORTUGAL'S NEW PREMIER, DOCTOR MARCELO CAETANO, YESTERDAY (FRIDAY) PROMISED TO CONTINUE THE POLICIES FOLLOWED DURING THE 36 YEARS OF DOCTOR SALAZAR'S RULE.

  • Description

    PORTUGAL'S NEW PREMIER, DOCTOR MARCELO CAETANO, YESTERDAY (FRIDAY) PROMISED TO CONTINUE THE POLICIES FOLLOWED DURING THE 36 YEARS OF DOCTOR SALAZAR'S RULE. SPEAKING TO THE ASSEMBLED CABINET AFTER HE HAD BEEN SWORN INTO OFFICE, DR. CAETANO CALLED FOR SACRIFICES INCLUDING "SOME LIBERTIES WHICH WE WOULD LIKE TO SEE RESTORED".

    DR. CAETANO, 62, IS A FORMER MINISTER AND LAW PROFESSOR. PRESIDENT AMERICO TOMAS NOMINATED HIM FOR THE PRIME MINISTER POST AFTER IT WAS KNOWN THAT DR. SALAZAR WAS TOO ILL TO GOVERN. THE PORTUGUESE PREMIER HAS BEEN IN A COMA FOR THE PAST TWO WEEKS FOLLOWING AN OPERATION TO REMOVE A BLOOD CLOT FROM HIS BRAIN. THE LATEST BULLETIN SAYS HIS CONDITION REMAINS UNCHANGED DESPITE A SLIGHT IMPROVEMENT.

    DR. CAETANO SAID HIS IMMEDIATE CONCERN WAS ENSURE POLITICAL AND ADMINISTRATIVE CONTINUITY. BUT, HE ADDED, FIDELITY TO THE DOCTRINE THAT DR. SALAZAR HAD BRILLIANTLY TAUGHT WOULD NOT NECESSARILY MEAN ATTACHMENT TO THE FORMULAS AND SOLUTIONS HE ADOPTED.

    HE SAID THAT THE NEW GOVERNMENT WOULD NOT NEGLECT, FOR A SINGLE MOMENT, THE DEFENCE OF PORTUGAL'S OVERSEAS PROVINCES.

    AFTER CALLING FOR NATIONAL UNITY, DR. CAETANO SAID HE WOULD LIKE TO SEE A COMMUNAL SPIRIT IN WHICH THE RECIPROCAL TOLERANCE CAN DISSOLVE HATRED AND ILL WILL.

    PORTUGAL FACED URGENT TASKS, HE ADDED, AND COULD NOT RELAX HER VIGILANCE WHILE HER DIPLOMACY MET SUCH MISUNDERSTANDING IN THE "CHANCELLERIES AND INTERNATIONAL ASSEMBLIES".

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    Film ID:
    VLVA1E8AOLD0PRBMMG4RO1CSG3LU7
    Media URN:
    VLVA1E8AOLD0PRBMMG4RO1CSG3LU7
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    28/09/1968
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:23:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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