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    Chile's new 15-member cabinet was sworn in on Tuesday (27 March) by President Salvador Allende.?

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    Chile's new 15-member cabinet was sworn in on Tuesday (27 March) by President Salvador Allende. No military officers are included in the new cabinet, although the President promised that the military's role in the economy was to become "more active and dynamic".

    Altogether six members of Allende's cabinet were changed, including the three top officers representing Chile's armed forces, who entered the cabinet to help end a crippling anti-government strike last October.

    In replacing the six, President Allende retained the same balance in his cabinet, with four Socialists, three Communists, and members from smaller left-wing parties which form a coalition under the Popular Unity Party.

    There was no official explanation of why the military were excluded form the new cabinet. Both President Allende and the Communists had been reported in the local press to be in favour of retaining them.

    No new political policies have yet been set. But President Allende said that on economic issues, his new cabinet would "introduce drastic new policies to combat inflation, which threatens the achievements of the workers' government".

    Chile had a record 163 per cent inflation last year.

    SYNOPSIS: In Santiago, Chile on Tuesday, the nation awaited the announcement of President Salvador Allende's new cabinet.

    The fifteen-member cabinet resigned last Thursday to give President Allende freedom of action to pick new ministers in the political climate created by the results of congressional elections on March fourth.

    President Allende's left-wing "Popular Unity" coalition won over forty per cent of the vote in the recent elections.

    The new cabinet was announced at Tuesday's formal swearing-in ceremony. Six of the fifteen minister had been replaced, including three officers representing Chile's armed forces, who entered the cabinet to help end a crippling anti-government strike last October.

    There was no official explanation as to why the military were excluded. Both President Allende and the Communists had been reported to be in favour of retaining them in the new cabinet.

    In replacing the six, President Allende retained the same balance as before in his cabinet, with four Socialists, three Communists, and eight drawn from the coalition 'Popular Unity' party. No new political policies have been set. But President Allende said that on economic issues, his new cabinet would 'introduce drastic new policies to combat inflation'. Chile had a record one hundred and sixty-three per cent inflation last year.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA5EBEO3BU6MQOXJN90MGR3DSK8
    Media URN:
    VLVA5EBEO3BU6MQOXJN90MGR3DSK8
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    29/03/1973
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:38:00
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    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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