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    PRESIDENT ABDUL GAMAL NASSER OF THE UNITED ARAB REPUBLIC WAS TODAY (THURSDAY) SWORN IN FOR A SECOND SIX-YEAR TERM AS HEAD OF THE U.

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    PRESIDENT ABDUL GAMAL NASSER OF THE UNITED ARAB REPUBLIC WAS TODAY (THURSDAY) SWORN IN FOR A SECOND SIX-YEAR TERM AS HEAD OF THE U.A.R. THE CEREMONY TOOK PLACE IN THE NATIONAL ASSEMBLY IN CAIRO, CROWDED BY MEMBERS OF THE U.A.R. LEGISLATURE.

    PRESIDENT NASSER STARTS HIS NEW TERM BACKED BY A RECORD 99.999 PER CENT 'YES' VOTE IN THE PLEBISCITE OF MARCH 15 IN WHICH HE WAS THE ONLY CANDIDATE. HE FIRST BECAME PRESIDENT ON JUNE 23, 1957 AFTER AN ELECTION IN WHICH HE WAS ALSO THE ONLY CANDIDATE. THE ELECTION THEN FOLLOWED THE OVERTHROW OF GENERAL NEGUID, WHO HAD ASSUMED THE PRESIDENCY AFTER THE SUCCESSFUL COUP WHICH OUSTED THE LATE KING FAROUK.

    WEARING A DARK SUIT AND COLOURFUL TIE, PRESIDENT NASSER TODAY TOOK THE PRESIDENTIAL OATH AFTER AN INTRODUCTORY SPEECH BY THE SPEAKER OF THE NATIONAL ASSEMBLY, ANWAR EL SADAT, AN OLD REVOLUTIONARY COLLEAGUE. MR. SADAT REVIEWED PRESIDENT NASSER'S PART IN THE 1952 COUP AND SAID THAT DEMOCRACY HAD BEEN HIS DREAM SINCE BOYHOOD - AND THAT DREAM HAD NOW BEEN REALISED.

    IN REPLY, PRESIDENT NASSER TOLD HIS ENTHUSIASTIC AUDIENCE THAT 'MANY HAD BENEFITTED FROM THE REVOLUTION, BUT MANY WERE STILL LIVING UNDER THE EFFECTS OF THE BACKWARDNESS OF THE PAST'.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA3965LAFFI0ZN94VQZ0BZONT33
    Media URN:
    VLVA3965LAFFI0ZN94VQZ0BZONT33
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    25/03/1965
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:53:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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