• Short Summary

    RETIRED GENERAL CHUNG HEE PARK YESTERDAY (TUESDAY) BECAME PRESIDENT OF THE "THIRD REPUBLIC OF KOREA".HE?

  • Description

    RETIRED GENERAL CHUNG HEE PARK YESTERDAY (TUESDAY) BECAME PRESIDENT OF THE "THIRD REPUBLIC OF KOREA".HE WILL SERVE A FOUR-YEAR TERM.PRESIDENT PARK'S APPOINTMENT MARKS THE COUNTRY'S RETURN TO ELECTED CIVILIAN GOVERNMENT AFTER NEARLY THREE YEARS OF RULE BY A MILITARY JUNTA.

    REPRESENTATIVES FROM 25 COUNTRIES ATTENDED THE SWEARING-IN CEREMONY IN SEOUL'S CAPITOL COMPOUND.ALSO PRESENT WERE MEMBERS OF THE SINGLE-HOUSE NATIONAL ASSEMBLY, WHICH HAD EARLIER MET FOR ITS FIRST SESSION.

    THERE WERE UNPRECEDENTED SECURITY PRECAUTIONS FOR THE INAUGURATION, WHICH INCLUDED THE CONFISCATION OF ALL CIVILIAN HUNTING RIFLES.TO MAKE THE OCCASION, HOWEVER, 20,000 PRISONERS JAILED ON CHARGES OF MURDER, FELONY AND BRIBERY WERE FREED IN A GENERAL AMNESTY.EXCLUDED WERE THOSE CONVICTED UNDER THE ANTI-COMMUNIST LAWS.

    EARLIER, A GOVERNMENT SPOKESMAN SAID PRESIDENT PARK HAD FORMED A NON-PARTISAN CABINET TO APPOINT "CLEAN AND FRESH" PERSONS TO EXECUTIVE POWERS.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA5CMFKDEAIMUHPYX6A0LXU0RXJ
    Media URN:
    VLVA5CMFKDEAIMUHPYX6A0LXU0RXJ
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    18/12/1963
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:26:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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