RABAT - King Mohammed V formally invested his new cabinet with office Wednesday, December 24, at 1000 hours GMT in the throne room of the Royal Palace in Rabat, thus ending the five-week old government crisis which has plaque Morocco.
Group of new ministers at entrance to throne room of Royal Palace in Rabat.
Another shot of group entering Royal Palace. High angle from stairs.
Ministers entering the throne to be greeted and invested by King.
Ibrahim greeting King Mohammed V.
Back shot of King and ministers surrounded by journalists and photographers.
Bahnini making acceptance speech to King. Bahnini in white djellabah.
M'Hammedi at mike making acceptance speech.
Aouad accepting the position of Minister of National Defense.
Benjelloun making acceptance speech.
Amar at mike doing speech.
Ben Abbea making acceptance speech. Shot includes row of new ministers on camera left.
Row of new ministers on camera right (King's left). From left to right, King to camera,they are Bouabid, M'Hammedi, Benjelloun, Amar, Den Abbes.
King Mohammed V reading statement of investiture of new cabinet. Back and to his right is Crown Prince Moulay Hassan.
Row of ministers on King's left, slight pan. Lights fading.
Close up of Ibrahim making final statement to King for new government. Behind him, near wall, is Moulay Ahmed Alaoui, Press Chief for the Royal Palace.
Final group shot of King Mohammed V and members of his new government.
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Background: RABAT - King Mohammed V formally invested his new cabinet with office Wednesday, December 24, at 1000 hours GMT in the throne room of the Royal Palace in Rabat, thus ending the five-week old government crisis which has plaque Morocco. The new government is spearhead by Abdallah Ibrahim who drew up the list acceptable to the King and who will hold the posts of President of the Council and Minister of Foreign Affairs.
In the new government, the following will take office: Abdallah Ibrahim, President of the Council and Minister of Foreign Affairs: Abderrahim Bouabid, Vice-President of the Council and Minister of National Economy; M'Hammed Bahnini, Minister of Justice; Driss M'Hammedi, Minister of Interior; Mohamed Aouad, Minister of National Defense; Abdelkrim Bengelloun, Minister on Education; Thami Amar, Minister of Agriculture; Mohamed Maati Bouadid, Minister of Works and of Social Questions; Dr. Youssef Ben Abbes, Minister of Health; Mohamed Medbouh, Minister of P.T.T. (Communications), and Abderrahmane ben Abdelali, Minister of Public Works. The new government is considered to be "leftist" in tendency, and the representatives here of foreign governments are very interested in the first moves of the new cabinet.