• Short Summary

    A NEW PROVISIONAL GOVERNMENT HAS BEEN FORMED IN CONGO-BRAZZAVILLE BY PRESIDENT ALPHONSE MASSAMBA-DEBAY, FOLLOWING THE RESIGNATION OF MEMBERS OF THE PREVIOUS GOVERNMENT.

  • Description

    A NEW PROVISIONAL GOVERNMENT HAS BEEN FORMED IN CONGO-BRAZZAVILLE BY PRESIDENT ALPHONSE MASSAMBA-DEBAY, FOLLOWING THE RESIGNATION OF MEMBERS OF THE PREVIOUS GOVERNMENT. THE PRESIDENT ALSO ANNOUNCED THE FORMATION OF A "COUNCIL OF THE REVOLUTION".

    PRESIDENT MASSAMBA-DEBAT ACCEPTED THE RESIGNATION OF HIS PREVIOUS MINISTERS LAST SUNDAY AFTER THE ARMY CLAIMED IT HAD SEIZED POWER.

    A MAIN FEATURE OF THE RESHUFFLE IS THE APPOINTMENT OF M. PASCAL LISSOUBA, A FORMER PRIME MINISTER WHO RESIGNED IN JANUARY, 1966, AS MINISTER OF STATE IN CHARGE OF PLANNING.

    THE NEW "COUNCIL OF THE REVOLUTION" WILL HAVE THIRTY MEMBERS. AND REPLACES THE FORMER SINGLE PARTY "NATIONAL MOVEMENT OF THE REVOLUTION". IT WILL HAVE POWER TO AUTHORISE THE HEAD OF STATE TO APPOINT OR DISMISS MEMBERS OF THE GOVERNMENT.

    THE ARMY IS EXPECTED TO PLAY A LEADING PART IN THE NEW COUNCIL.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA436QJ370OI12QWQWJ2O8XYFE1
    Media URN:
    VLVA436QJ370OI12QWQWJ2O8XYFE1
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    08/08/1968
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:54:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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