• Short Summary

    The Cambodian National Assembly on Thursday ended the country's 17-day-old political crisis by voting overwhelmingly in favour of a new Cabinet.

  • Description

    1.
    Ext National Assembly
    3 ft

    2.
    Interior GV showing members seated
    6 ft

    3.
    In Tam (left), Sirik Matak (centre) and Sok Chhong (right) seated in front (two shots)
    11 ft

    4.
    Sirik Matak rises
    14 ft

    5.
    Sirik Matak announces names of new Cabinet
    18 ft

    6.
    Ditto - PAN to members
    21 ft

    7.
    In Tam rises to signify his approval
    24 ft

    8.
    Sok Chhong ditto
    29 ft

    9.
    Other members signify approval
    34 ft

    10.
    Sirik Matak seated
    37 ft

    11.
    Ext Assembly building
    40 ft



    Initials jt/v/ac



    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: The Cambodian National Assembly on Thursday ended the country's 17-day-old political crisis by voting overwhelmingly in favour of a new Cabinet.

    It was submitted by Marshal Lon Nol who will remain as Prime Minister. But as he is still stricken with the effects of a stroke suffered last February, the day-to-day running of the country will continue to be the task of his deputy, Major General Sirik Matak.

    He will be supported by three Vice-Premiers - Brigadier General In Tam, Sok Chhong and Hang Thun Hak. The Cabinet has been reshuffled in an effort to revitalise Cambodia's badly-hit economy as well as maintaining the war effort against the Communists.

    Out of the 65 members present at the National Assembly on Thursday, 50 voted in favour of the new government. Only one opposed it, with the other 14 members either abstaining or casting blank votes.

  • Tags

  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA22SUI71S1W7JKQUNJWYVZUN3Q
    Media URN:
    VLVA22SUI71S1W7JKQUNJWYVZUN3Q
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    08/05/1971
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:03:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

Comments (0)

We always welcome comments and more information about our films.
All posts are reactively checked. Libellous and abusive comments are forbidden.

Add your comment