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    DR.ARTURO ILLIA, A 63-YEAR-OLD COUNTRY DOCTOR, TOOK OFFICE ON SATURDAY (12 OCT.) AS PRESIDENT OF?

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    DR.ARTURO ILLIA, A 63-YEAR-OLD COUNTRY DOCTOR, TOOK OFFICE ON SATURDAY (12 OCT.) AS PRESIDENT OF ARGENTINA - PLEDGING A BETTER DISTRIBUTION OF NATIONAL WEALTH TO FAVOUR THE WORKING CLASSES.AS HE TOOK THE OATH OF OFFICE, ALL MEMBERS OF CONGRESS BROKE INTO A DEAFENING CHEER FOR THE MAN WHO SYMBOLISES ARGENTINA'S TO CONSTITUTIONAL GOVERNMENT.

    THE PRESIDENT APPEALED TO THE ARMED FORCES TO SHELVE THEIR RESENTMENTS CREATED BY RECENT UPRISINGS AND TO CONCENTRATE ON THEIR NORMAL DUTIES.IN RETURN HE PROMISED TO LAUNCH HIS COUNTRY, WITH ITS 22 MILLION POPULATION, ON AN PROGRAMME OF "PLANNING FOR FREEDOM."
    OUTSIDE THE CONGRESS BUILDING, SEVERAL HUNDRED PEOPLE TOOK PART IN A POLITICAL DEMONSTRATION, SAID TO BE SPONSORED BY THE COMMUNIST PARTY.AFTER SHARP SCUFFLING, POLICE ARRESTED TEN OF THE DEMONSTRATORS.THE NEW PRESIDENT HAS ALREADY ROUSED SOME CONTROVERSY WITH HIS DECLARED OPPOSITION TO ALL "LAWS OF REPRESSION", WHICH THE OUTLAWED COMMUNIST PARTY CLAIMS ARE LARGELY DIRECTED AT IT.

    DR.ILLIA, WHO HAS COMBINED A GENERAL MEDICAL PRACTICE WITH A POLITICAL CAREER, HAS BEEN HAILED AS "A DOCTOR FOR THE COUNTRY'S ILLS".OBSERVERS SAY HE BRINGS NEW HOPE TO A NATION HARASSED BY MILITARY COUPS AND ECONOMIC CRISES SINCE THE DICTATOR JUAN PERSON WAS OUSTED IN 1955.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA3JQHGVWVR3WQQ0OBHZJCVMWUU
    Media URN:
    VLVA3JQHGVWVR3WQQ0OBHZJCVMWUU
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    14/10/1963
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:31:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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