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    DR. NAZIM KUDSI, 56, WAS SWORN IN AT DAMASCUS, DEC 14, AS THE NEW PRESIDENT?

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    DR. NAZIM KUDSI, 56, WAS SWORN IN AT DAMASCUS, DEC 14, AS THE NEW PRESIDENT OF THE REPUBLIC OF SYRIA. THE CEREMONY MARKED THE FINAL STEP IN THE RE-ESTABLISHMENT OF CONSTITUTIONAL LIFE IN SYRIA AFTER THE COUNTRY'S SECESSION FROM THE UNITED ARAB REPUBLIC.

    IN HIS MAIDEN SPEECH, DR. KUDSI PLEDGED FULL SUPPORT TO THE ARAB CAUSE IN THE PALESTINE AND ALGERIAN QUESTIONS. HE SAID SYRIA'S FOREIGN POLICY WOULD BE BASED ON NON-ALIGNMENT AND SUPPORT FOR WORLD PEACE. AMONG THE LISTENERS WAS DR. MAMOUN KUZBARI, LEADER OF THE PROVISIONAL GOVERNMENT AT THE TIME OF SECESSION AND NOW GOVERNMENT SPEAKER.

    IN THE ELECTION DR. KUDSI RECEIVED THE SUPPORT OF THE RIGHT WING AND THE CONSERVATIVES WHO FORM THE PARLIAMENTARY MAJORITY. HIS ONLY OPPONENT, KHALID AZM, A FORMER PRIME MINISTER WITH LEFT-WING LEANINGS, WITHDREW HIS CANDIDATURE THE NIGHT BEFORE. THE PROVISIONAL GOVERNMENT WILL NOW RESIGN AND A NEW ONE WILL BE FORMED.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA3XQAC3A9YVOXUEZEGUY8DUBGR
    Media URN:
    VLVA3XQAC3A9YVOXUEZEGUY8DUBGR
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    18/12/1961
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:28:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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