• Short Summary

    DR. HASTINGS BANDA OF MALAWI WILL BE PRESIDENT WHEN THE COUNTRY BECOMES A REPUBLIC WITHIN?

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    DR. HASTINGS BANDA OF MALAWI WILL BE PRESIDENT WHEN THE COUNTRY BECOMES A REPUBLIC WITHIN THE BRITISH COMMONWEALTH IN JULY. BIG CROWDS OUTSIDE THE PARLIAMENT IN ZOMBA GREETED THE NEWS OF HIS ELECTION AS PRESIDENT-DESIGNATE.

    DR. BANDA WAS THE ONLY NOMINEE FOR THE PRESIDENTIAL POST. HE WAS ELECTED UNDER LEGISLATION WHICH PASSED ALL THREE READING WITHOUT OPPOSITION IN PARLIAMENT. THE CONSTITUTION DRAWN UP FOR THE NEW REPUBLIC MAKES MALAWI A ONE-PARTY STATE AND GIVES THE PRESIDENT THE RIGHT TO PROROGUE OR DISSOLVE PARLIAMENT.

    DR. BANDA SAID ACCEPTING THE NOMINATIONS FOR THE PRESIDENCY THAT HE DID SO WITH "FEAR AND HUMILITY". IN A SPEECH RELAYED OVER LOUDSPEAKERS TO A HUGE CROWD OUTSIDE PARLIAMENT, HE SAID HIS FEAR WAS NOT POLITICAL, BUT ECONOMIC. YET IT WAS TEMPERED BY THE KNOWLEDGE THAT PARLIAMENT AND THE WHOLE COUNTRY WERE BEHIND HIM IN HIS TASK.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA6KRQ5IY4RYJQBNH1L23IFZS2H
    Media URN:
    VLVA6KRQ5IY4RYJQBNH1L23IFZS2H
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    25/04/1966
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:06:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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