• Short Summary

    PORTUGAL'S ADVISORY COUNCIL OF STATE MET IN EMERGENCY SESSION YESTERDAY (TUESDAY) AS PRIME MINISTER ANTONIO DE OLIVEIRA SALAZAR LAY PROSTRATE IN AN IRON LUNG AFTER A SERIOUS STROKE.

  • Description

    PORTUGAL'S ADVISORY COUNCIL OF STATE MET IN EMERGENCY SESSION YESTERDAY (TUESDAY) AS PRIME MINISTER ANTONIO DE OLIVEIRA SALAZAR LAY PROSTRATE IN AN IRON LUNG AFTER A SERIOUS STROKE. THIS MORNING, ONE OF AMERICA'S LEADING NEURO-SURGEONS, DR. HOUSTON MERRITT, FLEW IN TO TREAT DR. SALAZAR.

    THE PURPOSE OF THE MEETING OF THE 15-MAN COUNCIL, CALLED BY PRESIDENT AMERICO THOMAZ, WAS NOT DISCLOSED. BUT IT WAS BELIEVED TO BE CONCERNED WITH CONSULTATIONS ON A SUCCESSOR, WHOSE APPOINTMENT IS THE PRESIDENT'S PREROGATIVE.

    DR. SALAZAR, A 79-YEAR-OLD BACHELOR AND EUROPE'S LONGEST RULING PRIME MINISTER, WAS TODAY SAID TO BE SHOWING SOME IMPROVEMENT, BUT HIS CONDITION REMAINED CRITICAL. HE SUFFERED THE STROKE ONLY 10 DAYS AFTER UNDERGOING AN OPERATION FOR THE REMOVAL OF A BLOOD CLOT FROM THE BRAIN.

    A STATE OF ALERT DECLARED IN PORTUGAL ON MONDAY FOR THE ARMED FORCES AND POLICE WAS MAINTAINED.

    DR. SALAZAR CAME TO POWER IN 1932, AND HIS DEATH WOULD CAUSE A GAPING POLITICAL VACUUM. AMONG THOSE CONSIDERED AS A LIKELY SUCCESSOR TO DR. SALAZAR IS DR. MARCELO CAETANO, 62-YEAR-OLD FORMER MINISTER AND LAW PROFESSOR. HE HAS BEEN A STRONG SUPPORTER OF DR. SALAZAR.

  • Tags

  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA8YVCWY3FRUBABM079S0QRY9BB
    Media URN:
    VLVA8YVCWY3FRUBABM079S0QRY9BB
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    18/09/1968
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:00:49:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

Comments (0)

We always welcome comments and more information about our films.
All posts are reactively checked. Libellous and abusive comments are forbidden.

Add your comment