Tens of thousands of Portuguese flocked to a small square in fornt of Lisbon's City Hall to celebrate the victory of left over right-wing forces in Portugal's Government.
GV PAN ACROSS Crowd singing in square
SV Crowds applauding
SV Brig. Goncalves viewing demonstration
GV PAN ACROSS Crowd chanting and waving flags (2 shots)
SV Goncalves and others waving
GV Troops on parade PAN TO Crowd (2 shots)
SV Goncalves out of building, acknowledging crowd and into car
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Background: Tens of thousands of Portuguese flocked to a small square in fornt of Lisbon's City Hall to celebrate the victory of left over right-wing forces in Portugal's Government.
The crowd's response to the left-wing leaders was jubilant. They were raucous in their acclaim of the country's new Prime Minister, Brigadier Vasco Goncalves. They were less enthusiastic at the speech of President Francisco Costa Gomes.
Prime Minister Goncalves,who substantially reinforced his own pair last week, called for a better deal for workers and peasants. But he warned them against making excessive wage claims.
President Gomes, in a short speech, warned against social disintegration and divisiveness.
The corwd was also celebrating the 64th anniversary of the Republic.
They reserved their loudest chants for "Otelo" -- the first name of Brigadier Saraiva de Carvalho, the left-wing organiser of last April's coup against the Government of Marcello Caetano.
SYNOPSIS: Brigadier Vasco Goncalves -- wearing glasses -- the country's new Prime Minister called for a better deal for workers and peasants but warned them against making excessive wage claims because Portugal is a poor country.
Prime Minister Goncalves -- who has substantially increased his own political power in the preceding few days-- was given a tumultuous reception. It contrasted sharply to the one received by the moderate President, General Costa Gomes, who warned the corwd against social disintegration and divisiveness.
The corwd gave most vocal approval to the left-wing figures in the Government. If President Costa Gomes received muted adulation, the name that prompted the most raucous chanting was that of another left-wing officer who organised last April's coup which brought down the Government of Marcello Caetano. He's Brigadier Saraiva de Carvalho who organised the round-up of prominent conservative supporters of ex-President Spinola.