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    IN AN ANNOUNCEMENT TO THE PORTUGUESE NATIONS LAST NIGHT, PRESIDENT AMERICO TOMAS APPOINTED DR. MARCELLO?

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    IN AN ANNOUNCEMENT TO THE PORTUGUESE NATIONS LAST NIGHT, PRESIDENT AMERICO TOMAS APPOINTED DR. MARCELLO CAETANO AS THE COUNTRY'S NEW PRIME MINISTER, REPLACING DR. ANTONIO SALAZAR WHO HAS BEEN IN A COMA SINCE A HEART ATTACK STRUCK HIM DOWN TWELVE DAYS AGO.

    THE ANNOUNCEMENT AT THE PRESIDENTIAL PALACE IN LISBON SPELT THE END OF THE 36-YEAR RULE OF DR. SALAZAR. DR. CAETANO, 62 YEARS OLD, WILL TAKE THE OATH OF OFFICE TOMORROW AND WILL SWEAR IN NEW MINISTERS THE SAME DAY.

    PRESIDENT TOMAS MADE THE ANNOUNCEMENT IN AN EMOTIONAL VOICE, SAYING THAT HE WAS MAKING THE NEW APPOINTMENT BECAUSE DR. SALAZAR WAS STILL VERY SERIOUSLY ILL AND EVEN IF HE SURVIVED "THERE IS NO HOPE OF HIS BEING ABLE AGAIN TO CARRY OUT HIS HIGH DUTIES IN FULL."
    A MEDICAL BULLETIN TONIGHT SAID THAT DR. SALAZAR'S CONDITION WAS STILL UNCHANGED AND THAT HIS BREATHING WAS BEING HELPED BY A RESPIRATOR.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA4MA7D6BDNFY3A1JF8NOFPA2ZR
    Media URN:
    VLVA4MA7D6BDNFY3A1JF8NOFPA2ZR
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    27/09/1968
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:00:48:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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