• Short Summary

    Portugal's military rulers put their troops on a limited alert after the country's biggest political party, the Socialists, walked out of the provisional government on Friday (11 July).

  • Description

    Portugal's military rulers put their troops on a limited alert after the country's biggest political party, the Socialists, walked out of the provisional government on Friday (11 July).

    The political crisis caused Prime Minster Vasco Gonclaves to call off an overseas trip to take part in an all-night session of the ruling Council of the Revolution.

    A statement issued after the meeting condemned the Socialists' walk-out. It also informed Portugal of the troop alert which, the Council claimed, was a move to prevent "reactionary forces" from trying to exploit the political crisis.

    Under the alert, all troops remain in barracks ready to move in under an hour's notice.

    Meanwhile, Socialist Party leader, Dr. Mario Soares, told a mass rally in Lisbon his reasons for the party's withdrawal.

    He said Portuguese was "not marching towards socialism, but towards a sort of state capitalism which begins to sprout into a police-type regime and new class of bureaucrats who oppress the workers."

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA8EUHW5CR8QDFX7PLS2UDSQRO3
    Media URN:
    VLVA8EUHW5CR8QDFX7PLS2UDSQRO3
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    12/07/1975
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:26:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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