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    President Marien Ngouabi and his wife attended celebrations in Brazzaville on Wednesday (31 December) marking the sixth anniversary of the founding of the Congolese Workers Party (P.

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    President Marien Ngouabi and his wife attended celebrations in Brazzaville on Wednesday (31 December) marking the sixth anniversary of the founding of the Congolese Workers Party (P.C.T).

    The day also commemorates the proclamation of the People's Republic of the Congo and the adoption of the national flag.

    Various groups representing the Congolese armed forces took part in a parade through the streets of Brazzaville. These included detachments from the army and navy, followed by cadets from military training colleges. Parties of schoolchildren and folklore groups also took part in the celebrations, which were watched by large crowds.

    The Congolese Workers Party was founded in December 1969 and at the same time a new constitution was introduced in the Congo. Under this the party President is elected every five years and is also President of the State. The party exercises power through its Political Bureau and Central Committee.

    SYNOPSIS: Crowds gathered in the streets of Brazzaville on Wednesday to watch celebrations marking the sixth anniversary of the founding of the Congolese Workers Party. The day also commemorates the proclamation of the People' Republic of the Congo.

    President Marien Ngouabi and his wife were among the spectators who saw a display of military marching by various groups representing the Congolese armed forces. After several years of political unrest, the Congolese Workers Party was founded in nineteen sixty-nine. At the same time a new constitution was introduced.

    As well as the display of mature military strength, parties of young cadets and schoolchildren took part in the parades. Young people make up roughly half the population of the Congo and have traditionally been regarded as politically influential.

    Folklore groups also took part in the celebrations.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA7GZOLL92QYYM1FTHVRWKMOY82
    Media URN:
    VLVA7GZOLL92QYYM1FTHVRWKMOY82
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    02/01/1976
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:02:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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