• Short Summary

    President Bourguiba was filmed by VISNEWS June 1 signing the new Constitution, giving Tunisia a presidential regime - similar to that of the United States, an elected national assembly, and giving Tunisian women the vote.

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    President Bourguiba was filmed by VISNEWS June 1 signing the new Constitution, giving Tunisia a presidential regime - similar to that of the United States, an elected national assembly, and giving Tunisian women the vote.

    The signing took place in Tunis on the country's national fete day commemorating President Bourguiba's return from exile in 1943.

    President Bourguiba is seen entering the former royal palace - now the meeting place of the National Assembly, and meeting at the signing ceremony the Ambassadors of several foreign countries. In the Hall where President Bourguiba's wife, who is seen seated near the Grand Mufti.

    The ceremony started with an opening speech, and after the signing, President Bourguiba was presented with a copy of the Constitution and the hymn of the Destour party was sung. There was warm applause when the President addressed the assembly.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA5AHIJKG85GG6L4IE22B9J5IGQ
    Media URN:
    VLVA5AHIJKG85GG6L4IE22B9J5IGQ
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    02/06/1959
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:25:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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