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    NGUYEN VAN LOC, A 45-YEAR-OLD LAWYER, WAS NAMED ON TUESDAY (31 OCTOBER) THE NEW PRIME MINISTER OF SOUTH VIETNAM.

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    NGUYEN VAN LOC, A 45-YEAR-OLD LAWYER, WAS NAMED ON TUESDAY (31 OCTOBER) THE NEW PRIME MINISTER OF SOUTH VIETNAM. THE ANNOUNCEMENT CAME FROM PRESIDENT NGUYEN VAN THIEU DURING A DAY OF CEREMONIES WHICH BEGAN WITH HIS INAUGURATION AND ENDED WITH THE OPENING SESSION OF THE NEWLY-ELECTED LOWER HOUSE.

    MR. LOC, WHO IS MARRIED WITH TWO SONS, IS FROM THE MEKONG DELTA AND MAKES UP A THREE-LINK CHAIN OF SOUTH VIETNAM'S LEADERS ACCEPTABLE TO THE POPULATION AT LEAST ON A REGIONAL BASIS. PRESIDENT THIEU IS FROM CENTRAL VIETNAM AND VICE-PRESIDENT KY FROM THE NORTH.

    THE NEW PRIME MINISTER HELPED DRAFT THE ELECTORAL LAW FOR THE COUNTRY'S CONSTITUTIONAL ASSEMBLY LAST YEAR.

    THE SOUTH VIETNAMESE LOWER HOUSE MET FOR THE FIRST TIME ON TUESDAY ONLY A FEW HOURS AFTER THE INAUGURATION CEREMONIES. PRESIDENT THIEU AND PRIME MINISTER LOC ATTENDED THE CEREMONY, HELD IN THE FORMER OPERA HOUSE THAT SERVES AS A NATIONAL ASSEMBLY.

    THE PRESIDENT TOLD THE 137 MEMBERS THAT ONE OF THEIR FIRST TASKS WILL BE TO FORM A CHARTER FOR THE ESTABLISHMENT OF POLITICAL PARTIES.

    THE LOWER HOUSE IS MADE UP MAINLY OF PROFESSIONAL PEOPLE, INCLUDING 47 CIVIL SERVANTS, 34 MILITARY MEN AND 29 TEACHERS.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA7ZZ9GMZ5L6HL1UUAC9BWSKFDU
    Media URN:
    VLVA7ZZ9GMZ5L6HL1UUAC9BWSKFDU
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    03/11/1967
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:10:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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