• Short Summary

    GENERAL EMILIO GARRASTAZU MEDICI, ELECTED PRESIDENT OF BRAZIL ON SATURDAY (25 OCT) FLEW TO BRASILIA, HIS COUNTRY' ULTRA-MODERN INLAND CAPITAL ON MONDAY (27 OCT.), READY TO TAKE OFFICE FORMALLY TOMORROW (30 OCT).

  • Description

    GENERAL EMILIO GARRASTAZU MEDICI, ELECTED PRESIDENT OF BRAZIL ON SATURDAY (25 OCT) FLEW TO BRASILIA, HIS COUNTRY' ULTRA-MODERN INLAND CAPITAL ON MONDAY (27 OCT.), READY TO TAKE OFFICE FORMALLY TOMORROW (30 OCT). HE SUCCEEDS A THREE-MAN JUNTA WHICH HAS GOVERNED THE COUNTRY IN THE TWO MONTHS SINCE PRESIDENT COSTA E SILVA WAS DISABLED BY A STROKE.

    GENERAL COSTA WILL CONTINUE TO RECEIVE PRESIDENTIAL HONOURS UNTIL MARCH 1971, WHEN HIS TERM OF OFFICE WOULD HAVE EXPIRED. THE NEW PRESIDENT, NOMINATED BY THE ARMED FORCES ON OCTOBER 7, HAS CHOSEN A CABINET BROADLY SIMILAR TO THAT OF HIS PREDECESSOR, BUT HAS MADE IT CLEAR IN A SPEECH TO THE NATION THAT HE INTENDS TO PURSUE LIBERALISING MEASURES.

    HE PROMISED TO INSTALL DEMOCRACY PERMANENTLY, AND SAID THIS WOULD REQUIRE FREE UNIVERSITIES, FREE POLITICAL PARTIES, A FREE PRESS AND A FREE CHURCH. HE HAS ALSO LET IT BE KNOWN PRIVATELY THAT HE DOES NOT INTEND TO CONTINUE THE PERIODIC PURGES OF ALLEGEDLY CORRUPT OR SUBVERSIVE ELEMENTS IN BRAZILIAN SOCIETY.

    THE PRESIDENT HAS INHERITED MANY PROBLEMS, THE MOST FORMIDABLE OF THEM BEING THE COUNTRY'S SHAKY ECONOMY. HE HAS CONFIRMED IN OFFICE PRESIDENT SILVA'S FINANCE MINISTER, DELFIM NETTO, WHOSE ANTI-INFLATIONARY MEASURES HAVE HELD ECONOMIC FORCES ON A TIGHT REIGN IN RECENT MONTHS.

    THE 63-YEAR-OLD PRESIDENT IS LITTLE KNOWN IN HIS VAST COUNTRY. HE IS AN ALOOF MILITARY MAN WITH MORE THAN 50 YEARS' ARMY SERVICE. HE SUPPORTED THE MILITARY COUP OF 1964 AND SUBSEQUENTLY BECAME MILITARY ATTACK IN WASHINGTON AND LATER CHIEF OF BRAZIL'S INTELLIGENCE SERVICE.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA7SZTG05ZK8WHX6NWB57ZD67HV
    Media URN:
    VLVA7SZTG05ZK8WHX6NWB57ZD67HV
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    29/10/1969
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:03:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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