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    The 460 members of Indonesia's new House of Representatives were sworn in at a ceremony in Djakarta on Thursday (28 October).

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    The 460 members of Indonesia's new House of Representatives were sworn in at a ceremony in Djakarta on Thursday (28 October). The formation of the Assembly, the first largely elected parliament for more than 11 years, completes the first stage of Indonesia's move back to parliamentary democracy. 360 of the 460 members were elected. Of the remaining 100 appointed to serve in the House, 75 are from the armed forces, and 25 are civilians. Government supporters of the Golkar Party command a clear majority in the new house...through the 236 elected representatives of the Golkar and its 100 nominees, it has 73 per cent of the vote. After the swearing-in ceremony Presidency Suharto addressed the members, warning them that while "yes men" were not wanted in parliament, outright opposition would not be tolerated.

    SYNOPSIS: The Parliament Buildings in Djakarta, where members of Indonesia's new House of Representatives gathered on Thursday for the official swearing-in ceremony. The General Elections were held last July. It's the first largely elected parliament for more than 11 years.

    Mr. Haji Bisri Sjamsuri...at 84....is the oldest Member of Parliament. He arrived shortly before General Nasution.

    President Suharto, who was later to address the members after the ceremony, warned that while "yes men" were not wanted in Parliament, outright opposition would not be tolerated.

    The information of the Assembly completes the first stage of Indonesia's move back to parliamentary democracy. 360 of the 460 members were elected. Of the remaining 100...75 are from the armed forces, and 25 are civilians. The government-supported Golkar Party commands a clear majority through its 236 elected representatives and 100 nominees... 73 per cent of the total vote. Indonesia's first elected parliament was dissolved by the late President Sukarno in 1960.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA32TKCY4OR1MGCU3UXLU57LHVC
    Media URN:
    VLVA32TKCY4OR1MGCU3UXLU57LHVC
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    29/10/1971
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:21:00
    Time in/Out:
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    Canister:
    N/A

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