• Short Summary

    KING BAUDOUIN TODAY (7 FEBRUARY) ACCEPTED THE RESIGNATION OF THE BELGIAN COALITION GOVERNMENT, SUBMITTED TO HIM BY PRIME MINISTER PAUL VANDEN BOEYNANTS.

  • Description

    KING BAUDOUIN TODAY (7 FEBRUARY) ACCEPTED THE RESIGNATION OF THE BELGIAN COALITION GOVERNMENT, SUBMITTED TO HIM BY PRIME MINISTER PAUL VANDEN BOEYNANTS. MR. VANDEN BOEYNANTS HAD EARLIER ANNOUNCED HIS INTENTION OF RESIGNING, FOLLOWING AN EMERGENCY CABINET MEETING WHICH FAILED TO FIND A COMPROMISE SOLUTION TO THE FUTURE ORGANISATION OF THE CATHOLIC UNIVERSITY OF LOUVAIN.

    THE CABINET HAD HOPED TO REACH A LAST MINUTE COMPROMISE AS TO WHETHER THE 500-YEAR-OLD UNIVERSITY SHOULD ABANDON TUITION IN FRENCH. MANY OF THE GOVERNMENT SUPPORTED THE EXPULSION OF THE UNIVERSITY'S FRENCH SECTION TO THE OTHER SIDE OF THE COUNTRY'S LANGUAGE BARRIER, BUT AN EQUALLY STRONG FRENCH-SPEAKING BODY OPPOSED THE MOVE.

    THE PRESENT GOVERNMENT WILL REMAIN IN A CARETAKER CAPACITY UNTIL A NEW ONE IS FORMED. IT HAS BEEN IN OFFICE SINCE MARCH 19, 1966.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA4F4RKLL095TWMZCLBLI3UWNIC
    Media URN:
    VLVA4F4RKLL095TWMZCLBLI3UWNIC
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    07/02/1968
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:46:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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