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    MR JACK LYNCH WAS TODAY ELECTED AS THE NEW IRISH PRIME MINISTER IN PLACE OF THE OUTGOING MR SEAN LEMASS.

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    MR JACK LYNCH WAS TODAY ELECTED AS THE NEW IRISH PRIME MINISTER IN PLACE OF THE OUTGOING MR SEAN LEMASS. BY THIS EVENING (THURSDAY) MR LYNCH HAD RESHUFFLED A THIRD OF HIS CABINET, BUT OBSERVERS SAW LITTLE POLITICAL SIGNIFICANCE IN THE CHANGES OTHER THAN THOSE OF INTERNAL POLICY.

    SOFT-SPOKEN, 49-YEAR OLD MR LYNCH WAS ELECTED BY 71 VOTES TO 64 THIS MORNING, AFTER BEING FORMALLY PROPOSED BY MR LEMASS, WHO IS 67. LIKE HIS PREDECESSOR IN THE DAIL (PARLIAMENT) MR LYNCH IS A STRONG BELIEVER IN EVENTUAL IRISH ENTRY INTO THE COMMON MARKET. HE IS EXPECTED TO FOLLOW CLOSELY THE DOMESTIC AND FOREIGN POLICY LINES LAID DOWN BY MR LEMASS.

    ONE OF IRELAND'S MOST EXPERIENCED AND POPULAR POLITICIANS MR LYNCH HAS OFTEN CLAIMED THAT HE NEVER INTENDED TO BECOME ONE. HE WAS ELECTED LEADER OF THE RULING FIANNA FAIL PARTY YESTERDAY (WEDNESDAY), AND THE PARTY'S OVERALL MAJORITY IN THE DAIL LEFT LITTLE DOUBT THAT HE WOULD SUCCEED TO THE PREMIERSHIP.

    IN FORMER POSTS AT THE INDUSTRY AND COMMERCE AND FINANCE MINISTRIES, MR LYNCH WAGED A LONG CAMPAIGN TO GEAR IRELAND'S INDUSTRIES TO MEET THE EVENTUAL STRAIN OF POSSIBLE ENTRY TO THE COMMON MARKET. LAST YEAR HE PLAYED A LEADING ROLE IN NEGOTIATIONS WHICH LEAD TO THE SIGNING OF AN ANGLO-IRISH FREE TRADE TREATY.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA7ARGEIIK92XN5SZ2MVWC250VN
    Media URN:
    VLVA7ARGEIIK92XN5SZ2MVWC250VN
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    10/11/1966
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:18:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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