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    SENEGAL'S FIRST PRIME MINISTER INS EVEN YEARS, MR A. ABDOU DIOUF, IS SETTLING DOWN TO?

  • Description

    SENEGAL'S FIRST PRIME MINISTER INS EVEN YEARS, MR A. ABDOU DIOUF, IS SETTLING DOWN TO HIS NEW TASK AT GOVERNMENT HEADQUARTERS IN DAKAR.

    MR DIOUF, FORMER MINISTER OF PLANNING AND INDUSTRY, WAS APPOINTED PRIME MINISTER BY PRESIDENT LEOPOLD SENGHOR FOLLOWING A RECENT NATIONAL REFERENDUM FOR A NEW DRAFT CONSTITUTION PROVIDING FOR A PRIME MINISTER AS WELL AS A PRESIDENT.

    PRESIDENT SENGHOR HIMSELF VOTED IN THE REFERENDUM, WHICH CAME OUT OVERWHELMINGLY IN FAVOUR OF THE NEW DRAFT CONSTITUTION, WITH 1.261,580 VOTES FOR, AND 542 AGAINST.

    A CONSTITUTION INTRODUCED IN 1963 CONCENTRATED ALL EXECUTIVE POWER IN THE HANDS OF THE PRESIDENT FOLLOWING AN ATTEMPTED COUP BY M. MAMADOU DIA TO PREVENT HIS BEING OUSTED AS PRIME MINISTER BY PARLIAMENT.

    LAST DECEMBER, 63-YEAR-OLD POET-PRESIDENT SENGHOT SAID THAT HE WANTED TO GO INTO "POETIC RETIREMENT" WITHIN A FEW YEARS AND THAT SENEGAL HAD TO LIVE WITHOUT HIM. HIS MAIN PREOCCUPATION, HE SAID, WAS TO ENSURE HIS SUCCESSION WITH A LESS-CONCENTRATED PRESIDENTIAL SYSTEM.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA59VA5SM1OS5FS5521V77K6P7R
    Media URN:
    VLVA59VA5SM1OS5FS5521V77K6P7R
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    04/03/1970
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:19:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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