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    DR. JOAQUIN BALAGUER, 59-YEAR-OLD LEADER OF THE REFORMIST PARTY, WAS SWORN IN YESTERDAY (FRIDAY) AS?

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    DR. JOAQUIN BALAGUER, 59-YEAR-OLD LEADER OF THE REFORMIST PARTY, WAS SWORN IN YESTERDAY (FRIDAY) AS PRESIDENT OF THE DOMINICAN REPUBLIC. REPRESENTATIVES OF 35 COUNTRIES, THE UNITED NATIONS AND THE ORGANISATION OF AMERICAN STATES WITNESSED THE CEREMONY AT THE CONGRESS PALACE IN SANTO DOMINGO. THEY INCLUDED U.S. VICE-PRESIDENT HUBERT HUMPHREY.

    IN A 90-MINUTE INAUGURAL SPEECH, PRESIDENT BALAGUER PROMISED A SEVERE AUSTERITY REGIME. THIS, HE SAID, WAS THE ONLY WAY TO PREVENT NATIONAL CATASTROPHE IN A COUNTRY WHERE THREE QUARTERS OF THE 3,500,000 POPULATION WERE GOING HUNGRY. HE ALSO PROMISED THE NATION - NOW RETURNING TO CONSTITUTIONAL GOVERNMENT IN THE WAKE OF LAST YEAR'S BLOODY CIVIL WAR - THAT HE HAD NOT COME TO PUT ON THE BOOTS AND UNIFORM OF ASSASSINATED TYRANT RAFAEL TRUJILLO. (FR. BALAGUER HAD PREVIOUSLY SERVED AS PRESIDENT DURING THE FINAL PART OF THE REIGN OF TRUJILLO, ASSASSINATED IN 1961.)
    DR. BALAGUER'S REFORMISTS PARTY WON THE 1 JUNE DOMINICAN ELECTION. HE HAS ANNOUNCED A 12-MAN CABINET, TO INCLUDE THREE MEMBERS OF THE OPPOSITION DOMINICAN REVOLUTIONARY PARTY (PRD) OF FORMER PRESIDENT JUAN BOSCH. SENOR BOSCH, OUSTED IN A MILITARY COUP IN 1963, SUFFERED A SURPRISE REVERSE IN THE JUNE ELECTION.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA751527OVCRCN9V3XJMA0830EE
    Media URN:
    VLVA751527OVCRCN9V3XJMA0830EE
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    02/07/1966
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:12:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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