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    A NATIONAL POLITICAL CONFERENCE OPENED IN SAIGON, SOUTH VIETNAM, ON TUESDAY. ITS PURPOSE IS TO?

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    A NATIONAL POLITICAL CONFERENCE OPENED IN SAIGON, SOUTH VIETNAM, ON TUESDAY. ITS PURPOSE IS TO SEEK A FORMULA FOR REPLACING THE PRESENT RULING MILITARY JUNTA WITH A CIVILIAN GOVERNMENT. REPRESENTATIVES OF THE UNIFIED BUDDHIST CHURCH DID NOT ATTEND.

    LIEUTENANT GENERAL NGUYEN VAN THIEU, THE SOUTH VIETNAMESE CHIEF OF STATE, ADDRESSED THE MEETING, ASKING THAT DELEGATES OFFER "RESPONSIBLE SUGGESTIONS" AS TO HOW THE TRANSFER COULD BE MADE.

    AIR VICE MARSHAL NGUYEN CAO KY, THE SOUTH VIETNAMESE PREMIER, AND HEAD OF THE II MAN JUNTA, WAS PRESENT AT THE CONFERENCE. SO WERE THE U.S. AMBASSADOR TO SOUTH VIETNAM, MR HENRY CABOT LODGE, AND 92 DELEGATES INVITED BY THE GOVERNMENT. THE DELEGATES REPRESENTED ROMAN CATHOLIC GROUPS, HOA HAO AND CAO DAI RELIGIOUS SECTS, THE MEKONG DELTA BUDDHISTS WHO ARE AT ODDS WITH THE UNIFIED BUDDHIST CHURCH, VARIOUS NATIONAL NOTABLES AND EIGHT POLITICAL PARTIES. CHAIRMAN OF 39 OF THE NATION'S 48 PROVINCIAL AND CITY COUNCILS ATTENDED.

    JOINING THE BUDDHISTS IN REFUSING TO ATTEND THE MEETING WERE NINE OF THE COUNCIL CHAIRMEN, INCLUDING THE CHAIRMEN OF THE SAIGON CITY COUNCIL AND ALMOST ALL OF THE PROVINCIAL AND CIVIC COUNCILS FROM THE NORTHERNMOST PART OF THE COUNTRY WHERE ANTI-GOVERNMENT FEELING IS STRONGEST.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA2EAHIAO169IDCJUL3HWXEF1J4
    Media URN:
    VLVA2EAHIAO169IDCJUL3HWXEF1J4
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    14/04/1966
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:06:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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