• Short Summary

    THE NEW SYRIAN PARLIAMENT ELECTED DR. MAMOUN KUZBARI AS ITS SPEAKER IN DAMASCUS, DECEMBER 12.?

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    THE NEW SYRIAN PARLIAMENT ELECTED DR. MAMOUN KUZBARI AS ITS SPEAKER IN DAMASCUS, DECEMBER 12. DR. KUZBARI, WHO BECAME PRIME MINISTER AFTER THE SEPTEMBER COUP THAT SEPARATED SYRIA FROM THE UNITED ARAB REPUBLIC, GAINED 114 OF THE 172 VOTES IN DEFEATING TWO RIVALS FOR THE POST.

    IN SOME WAYS, THE SPEAKER IS REGARDED AS MORE IMPORTANT THAN THE PRIME MINISTER DURING THE FIRST SIX MONTHS, WHILE PARLIAMENT IS ACTING AS A CONSTITUENT ASSEMBLY. IN ADDITION TO WRITING A CONSTITUTION, THE ASSEMBLY WILL PROBABLY DETERMINE THE FUTURE PARTY REGIME.

    AT PRESENT, ALL PARTIES ARE TECHNICALLY DISSOLVED AND THE LEADER CLOSE TO THE JUNTA THAT ENGINEERED THE BREAK WITH EGYPT HAVE BEEN ARGUING FOR THE ESTABLISHMENT OF A TWO-PARTY SYSTEM. AT THE END OF SIX MONTHS, THE CONSTITUENT ASSEMBLY WILL BECOME THE REGULAR PARLIAMENT.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA7W101SNLUWV4LERKEK5ZJISCC
    Media URN:
    VLVA7W101SNLUWV4LERKEK5ZJISCC
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    14/12/1961
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:44:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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