• Short Summary

    In the Philippines on Monday (June 12), President Ferdinand Marcos began an experiment in limited parliamentary democracy.

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    In the Philippines on Monday (June 12), President Ferdinand Marcos began an experiment in limited parliamentary democracy. The President, sworn in as the Philippines' first Prime minster since the declaration of martial law nearly six years ago, addressed the opening session of the country's interim parliament. He also swore in his 37-member cabinet, including his wife, Imelda, as Minister for Human Ecology and Settlement.

    SYNOPSIS: In his 90 minute speech, President Marcos emphasised that he retained the right to legislate by decree, alongside or instead of the interim body at any time. However, he described the move as a shift from authoritarianism to liberalism.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA1V7OKZG1NGOUWRWNQYD6K1LJQ
    Media URN:
    VLVA1V7OKZG1NGOUWRWNQYD6K1LJQ
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    14/06/1978
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:39:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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