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    Argentine President Maria Estela Peron survived a fresh opposition attempt to remove her from office.

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    GV Security around Government buildings
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    SV Newsmen wait outside Government House as union leaders arrive (3 shots)
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    GV Police moving people from footpath
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    GV Wreaths being laid
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    CU General Videla watches ceremony
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    CU Admiral Massera salutes
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    CU Brigadier Agosti
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    GV Statue
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    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: Argentine President Maria Estela Peron survived a fresh opposition attempt to remove her from office.

    Senate President Italo Luder ruled as unconstitutional the convening of a special legislative assembly, planned by her opponents with the intention of passing a vote declaring her unfit to rule.

    The decision strengthened the 45-year-old President's hand as she called in labour leaders to discuss their backing for a 90-day wage-freeze to check the country's runaway inflation.

    Some economists have predicted a 600 per cent inflation rate this year, overshadowing last year's record of 334.5 per cent.

    Informed sources say the government of Senora Peron is considering a drastic devaluation of the peso.

    Meanwhile, the army, navy and air force held a joint wreath-laying ceremony to pay tribute to Admiral Guillermo Brown, Argentina's independence hero.

    It was one of the rare occasions on which the heads of the three armed forces were seen together in public.

    Several times since Juan Peron died in July 1974, the storm clouds of a military coup threatened to burst over the country.

    But to the relief of the Peronist government, a military coup was always averted at the last moment.

    It is believed that the military is seriously split over two major questions...when to make a coup and what kind of coup to make.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA8K9OOA28O84E59VAGIISGWR59
    Media URN:
    VLVA8K9OOA28O84E59VAGIISGWR59
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    05/03/1976
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:19:00
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    N/A

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