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    MR. GUSTAVO DIAZ ORDAZ, 53-YEAR-OLD LAWYER AND VETERAN POLITICIAN, WAS SWORN IN YESTERDAY (TUESDAY) AS?

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    MR. GUSTAVO DIAZ ORDAZ, 53-YEAR-OLD LAWYER AND VETERAN POLITICIAN, WAS SWORN IN YESTERDAY (TUESDAY) AS MEXICO'S 70TH PRESIDENT. THE CEREMONY WAS WITNESSED BY A CROWD OF 3,000 IN THE NATIONAL PALACE OF FINE ARTS IN MEXICO CITY. AMONG THEM WERE FIVE FORMER MEXICAN PRESIDENTS AND DELEGATES FROM 64 COUNTRIES.

    THE NEW PRESIDENT SUCCEEDED MR. ADOLFO LOPEZ MATEOS, WHO ARRIVED FIRST AT THE AUDITORIUM, TO A GREAT OVATION. THEN MR. DIAZ ORDAZ ARRIVED, GREETED HIS PREDECESSOR AND TOOK THE OATH OF OFFICE. MR. LOPEZ MATEOS HANDED OVER THE SYMBOLIC TRI-COLOUR SASH OF OFFICE - RED, WHITE AND GREEN - TO THE NEW CHIEF EXECUTIVE WHO PUT IT OVER HIS OWN SHOULDER AND WITH THAT ACT TOOK OFFICE.

    IN HIS INAUGURAL ADDRESS MR. DIAZ ORDAZ PROMISED FREEDOM AND JUSTICE FOR ALL, INCREASED EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITY, AND AGRARIAN REFORM AND STRESSED THE NEED FOR CAPITAL TO DEVELOP MEXICAN RESOURCES. HIS TERM OF OFFICE WILL LAST UNTIL 1 DECEMBER 1970.

    (PRESIDENT DIAZ ORDAZ WAS SWEPT INTO OFFICE AS THE CANDIDATE OF THE PRI PARTY, WHICH HAS DOMINATED MEXICAN ELECTIONS FOR HALF A CENTURY. HE ENTERED PUBLIC LIFE AS A GOVERNMENT LAW CLERK AT THE AGE OF 21 AND HAS HELD MANY POLITICAL OFFICES SINCE THEN, INCLUDING THOSE OF CONGRESSMAN AND SENATOR.)

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    Film ID:
    VLVA3JH5IJO9D4OIQA0WKWBUVYS2E
    Media URN:
    VLVA3JH5IJO9D4OIQA0WKWBUVYS2E
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    02/12/1964
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:27:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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