• Short Summary

    PRESIDENT TUBMAN HAS BEEN INDUCTED FOR A FURTHER FOUR-YEAR TERM AS PRESIDENT OF LIBERIA, HIS SIXTH TERM IN THE OFFICE.

  • Description

    PRESIDENT TUBMAN HAS BEEN INDUCTED FOR A FURTHER FOUR-YEAR TERM AS PRESIDENT OF LIBERIA, HIS SIXTH TERM IN THE OFFICE.

    THE 72-YEAR-OLD PRESIDENT, WHO HAS RULED THE SMALL WEST AFRICAN STATE FOR 24 YEARS, WAS SWORN IN BEFORE A CROWD OF LOCAL DIGNITARIES AND REPRESENTATIVES OF 60 OTHER NATIONS.

    AMONG THE GUESTS AT THE CEREMONIES WERE THE UNITED STATES VICE-PRESIDENT HUBERT HUMPHREY, VICE-PRESIDENT JOHN FONCHA OF THE CAMEROUN REPUBLIC, THE CROWN PRINCE OF ETHIOPIA, AND THE SOUTH VIETNAMESE FOREIGN MINISTER, DOCTOR TRAN VAN DO.

    IN HIS INAUGURAL ADDRESS AFTER TAKING THE OATH OF OFFICE, PRESIDENT TUBMAN PLEDGED AN EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMME MORE IN KEEPING WITH THE NEEDS OF LIBERIA AND AN EXPANSION OF THE LIBERIAN HEALTH PROGRAMME.

    PRESIDENT TUBMAN BECAME THE LIBERIAN LEADER IN 1943, AND IS ONE OF AFRICA'S MOST RESPECTED ELDER STATESMEN. BECAUSE OF HIS AGE HE WAS RELUCTANT TO ACCEPT A FURTHER TERM IN OFFICE, BUT WAS PERSUADED BY HIS PEOPLE TO ACCEPT THE PRESIDENCY AGAIN.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA6K6EFV3CBWAU9W4QNJYY4VS1T
    Media URN:
    VLVA6K6EFV3CBWAU9W4QNJYY4VS1T
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    03/01/1968
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:08:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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