• Short Summary

    KING HASSAN THE SECOND OF MOROCCO, HAS OFFICIALLY OPENED HIS KINGDOM'S FIRST PARLIAMENT, ENDING MORE THAN 12-CENTURIES OF AUTOCRATIC RULE BY VARIOUS MOSLEM DYNASTIES.

  • Description

    KING HASSAN THE SECOND OF MOROCCO, HAS OFFICIALLY OPENED HIS KINGDOM'S FIRST PARLIAMENT, ENDING MORE THAN 12-CENTURIES OF AUTOCRATIC RULE BY VARIOUS MOSLEM DYNASTIES.

    UNDER THE NEW SYSTEM, BASED ON A CONSTITUTION FRAMED BY KING HASSAN, THE 34-YEAR-OLD MONARCH IS DELEGATING HIS LEGISLATIVE POWERS TO A NEW GOVERNMENT UNDER THE LEADERSHIP OF MR. AHMED BAHINI, AND INDEPENDENT AND PROMINENT JURIST.

    IN HIS INAUGURAL SPEECH, KING HASSAN DECLARED: "WE HAVE DECIDED OF OUR OWN FREE WILL TO GIVE UP A CERTAIN NUMBER OF OUR ATTRIBUTES, AND CONSERVE THE POWER USUALLY HELD BY CHIEFS OF STATE IN DEMOCRATIC COUNTRIES."
    MEMBERS OF BOTH HOUSES OF THE NEW PARLIAMENT, THE CHAMBER OF REPRESENTATIVES AND THE CHAMBER OF COUNSELLORS, PACKED INTO A LECTURE THEATRE AT THE RABAT UNIVERSITY'S SCIENCE FACULTY TO HEAR THE KING.

    THE NEW PARLIAMENT HOUSE IS NOT YET READY.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA5RZMYJ7ZBUPB8Y5NQH1PNKH5S
    Media URN:
    VLVA5RZMYJ7ZBUPB8Y5NQH1PNKH5S
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    19/11/1963
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:54:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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