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    Former Cambodian leader, Prince Norodom Sihanouk, has called for a Geneva conference to help set up free elections in his country.

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    Former Cambodian leader, Prince Norodom Sihanouk, has called for a Geneva conference to help set up free elections in his country. Prince Sihanouk, now living in exile in China, was ousted from the Cambodian leadership in March 1970 by military leader, Lon Nol. Marshal No1's government was itself overthrown in 1973 by the Khmer Rouge movement and this, in turn, by the Vietnamese invasion la Interviewed in Peking on Tuesday (24 April), Sihanouk said that, under his rule, the Cambodian people enjoyed a free lifestyle, with the choice to practice any religion. He said he had launched programmes to build universities, schools and hospitals, which had been closed down by successive rulers.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA7G0VWYYGAIBUL0DZI901QI4IM
    Media URN:
    VLVA7G0VWYYGAIBUL0DZI901QI4IM
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    27/04/1979
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:03:03:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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