• Short Summary

    RECENTLY MR. ALPHONSE MASSEMBA-DEBAT, WHO LAST MONTH BECAME PRESIDENT OF THE CONGO (BRAZZAVILLE), ADDRESSED A?

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    RECENTLY MR. ALPHONSE MASSEMBA-DEBAT, WHO LAST MONTH BECAME PRESIDENT OF THE CONGO (BRAZZAVILLE), ADDRESSED A MAJOR POLITICAL RALLY AT POINT NOIRE, THE COUNTRY'S SECOND CITY.

    POLICE HELD A CROWD, ESTIMATED AT MORE THAN 20,000, BEHIND CRUSH BARRIERS AS PRESIDENT MASSEMBA-DEBAT SPOKE OF ECONOMIC AND CULTURAL PLANS FOR THE COUNTRY'S DEVELOPMENT.

    PRESIDENT MASSEMBA-DEBAT, A FORMER PLANNING MINISTER AND SPEAKER OF THE NATIONAL ASSEMBLY, BECAME PRIME MINISTER LAST AUGUST WHEN PRESIDENT FULBERT YOULOU RESIGNED FOLLOWING ANTI-GOVERNMENT RIOTS. THE PROVISIONAL GOVERNMENT, FORMED ON AUGUST 16 FOLLOWING PRESIDENT YOULOU'S RESIGNATION, WAS RETURNED ON DECEMBER 1ST IN A GENERAL ELECTION.

    A FORTNIGHT LATER PRESIDENT MASSEMBA-DEBAT OFFICIALLY BECAME PRESIDENT AND HEAD OF GOVERNMENT. HE APPOINTED DR. LISSOUBA AS PRIME MINISTER.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA8R88NNJH1FQ5A37LW5H41IY6P
    Media URN:
    VLVA8R88NNJH1FQ5A37LW5H41IY6P
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    08/01/1964
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:52:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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