• Short Summary

    CHAD ELECTED ITS NEW NATIONAL ASSEMBLY ON SUNDAY (DECEMBER 15). IN HIS SPEECH ON THE?

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    CHAD ELECTED ITS NEW NATIONAL ASSEMBLY ON SUNDAY (DECEMBER 15). IN HIS SPEECH ON THE EVE OF THE ELECTION PRESIDENT TOMBALBAYE EMPHASISED THE 'NEW STYLE' OF THE CHAD GOVERNMENT WHICH HE HOPED WOULD LEAD TO A MORE DYNAMIC NATIONAL ASSEMBLY BECAUSE OF THE HIGHER EDUCATIONAL STANDARD OF THE CANDIDATES.

    THE NEW ASSEMBLY CONSISTS OF 105 DEPUTIES COMPARED WITH 75 IN THE OLD ASSEMBLY. ALL ARE MEMBERS OF THE COUNTRY'S ONLY POLITICAL PARTY -- THE CHAD PROGRESSIVE PARTY (PPT).

    PRESIDENT FRANCOIS TOMBALBAYE ADDRESSED A CROWD OF SEVERAL THOUSAND IN FORT LAMY ON SATURDAY. HE SAID THE 'NEW STYLE' GOVERNMENT WOULD LEAD TO A CLOSER ASSOCIATION WITH TRADITIONAL CHIEFS.

    THE NATIONAL ASSEMBLY IS ELECTED FOR FIVE YEARS. THE ELECTION COMES AT A TIME WHEN 2,000 FRENCH TROOPS ARE ASSISTING CHAD FIGHT NOMAD REBELS IN THE NORTH OF THE COUNTRY. HOWEVER, THERE WERE NO INCIDENTS ON ELECTION DAY.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA6UXW7BLRUEJ0LKN4NI48NFE6P
    Media URN:
    VLVA6UXW7BLRUEJ0LKN4NI48NFE6P
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    16/12/1969
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:43:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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