• Short Summary

    GENERAL ALFREDO STROESSNER HAS BEGUN HIS FOURTH CONSECUTIVE TERM AS PRESIDENT OF PARAGUAY. LAST THURSDAY?

  • Description

    GENERAL ALFREDO STROESSNER HAS BEGUN HIS FOURTH CONSECUTIVE TERM AS PRESIDENT OF PARAGUAY. LAST THURSDAY (AUGUST 15) HE TOOK THE OATH OF OFFICE BEFORE A JOINT SESSION OF THE CONGRESS IN ASUNCION.

    THE GENERAL'S NEW TERM OF OFFICE BEGAN WITH THIS PROMISE OF "DAYS OF PEACE AND FREEDOM." FOURTEEN YEARS AGO GENERAL STROESSNER SEIZED CONTROL OF THE LANDLOCKED REPUBLIC IN AN ARMY REVOLUTION. SINCE THEN HE WAS RULED IT FIRMLY AND ALMOST WITHOUT INCIDENT.

    PARAGUAY HAD SELDOM KNOWN PEACE UNTIL GENERAL STROESSNER LED THE REVOLUTION THAT TOPPLED THE GOVERNMENT. UNTIL LAST FEBRUARY, THE PRESIDENT HAD BEEN ELECTED THREE TIMES, BUT HAD NOT ALLOWED ANYONE TO RUN AGAINST HIM.

    LAST FEBRUARY HE ALLOWED OPPONENTS TO STAND AGAINST HIM BUT HE WON EASILY, RECEIVING 71 PER CENT OF THE TOTAL VOTE. AFTER THE INAUGURAL CEREMONY AT THE CONGRESS, PRESIDENT STROESSNER RECEIVED PARAGUAYAN TROOPS AND VISITING ARGENTINE MILITARY CADETS IN A PARADE.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA6RCXHWJS10PTJVOY3POLPBOA7
    Media URN:
    VLVA6RCXHWJS10PTJVOY3POLPBOA7
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    20/08/1968
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:33:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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