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    M. LEOPOLD SENGHOR, THE PRESIDENT OF THE REPUBLIC OF SENEGAL, SPOKE ON SATURDAY TO THE?

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    MAISON DES JEUNES; PRESIDENT ARRIVING; DELEGATES; PRESIDENT SPEAKING.




    Initials GEP/V/JF/ES



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    Background: M. LEOPOLD SENGHOR, THE PRESIDENT OF THE REPUBLIC OF SENEGAL, SPOKE ON SATURDAY TO THE NATIONAL COUNCIL OF THE RULING SENEGALESE PROGRESSIVE UNION, THE PARTY'S GOVERNING BODY. THE PRESIDENT, WHO IS THE SECRETARY-GENERAL OF THE UPS, EMPHASISED THE IMPORTANCE OF POLITICAL PARTIES IN ACHIEVING STABLE GOVERNMENT.

    PRESIDENT SENGHOR SAID THAT NO GOVERNMENT OR REGIME CAN SURVIVE WITHOUT POPULAR SUPPORT. ANY REGIME, EVEN A MILITARY ONE, MUST REST ON ONE OR MORE POLITICAL PARTY, IF IT WISHES TO LAST. HE ADDED THAT ANY NON-DEMOCRATIC GOVERNMENT IS NECESSARILY STRUCTURALLY UNSOUND AND LIABLE TO REVOLUTION AND REACTION.

    THE NATIONAL COUNCIL MET TO HEAR A REPORT ON THE ORGANISATION AND REVITALISATION OF THE UPS, LOOKING IN TURN AT EACH FIELD OF ORGANISATION IN THE LIGHT OF CURRENT DEVELOPMENTS.

    THE REPORT RECOMMENDS THE REVITALISATION OF THE PARTY'S STRUCTURE THROUGH ITS ACTION GROUPS AND COMMITTEES. THE PRESIDENT EMPHASISED THAT SUCH COMMITTEES WERE NOT A SUBSTITUTE FOR OFFICIAL ECONOMIC CONTROLS OR FORCES OF ORDER, BUT COULD BE OF HELP TO THEM. THE COMMITTEES TASK WOULD BE TO PROVIDE RECRUITS, INFORMATION AND INSPIRATION.

    THE REPORT ALSO SUGGESTS THE CREATION OF CO-ORDINATING BODIES THAT WOULD KEEP THE PARTY IN TOUCH WITH SOCIAL AND CULTURAL GROUPS LIKE THE NATIONAL UNION OF SENEGALESE WORKERS, AND WITH ECONOMIC GROUPS.

    IT RECOMMENDS THE CREATION OF PERMANENT OPEN DISCUSSION GROUPS, IN EACH AREA OF THE COUNTRY, OR CONFERENCES FOLLOWED BY DEBATES TWICE A MONTH, WHICH WOULD KEEP THE POPULATION INFORMED ON UPS POLICIES.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA3PSIN25WT4B6WGGEC4D46L6MF
    Media URN:
    VLVA3PSIN25WT4B6WGGEC4D46L6MF
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    13/01/1969
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:47:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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