• Short Summary

    ALPHONSE MASSEMBA-DEBAT WAS SWORN IN AS PRESIDENT OF THE CONGO REPUBLIC IN BRAZZAVILLE ON SATURDAY (DEC 21).

  • Description

    ALPHONSE MASSEMBA-DEBAT WAS SWORN IN AS PRESIDENT OF THE CONGO REPUBLIC IN BRAZZAVILLE ON SATURDAY (DEC 21). HE TAKES OVER FROM FULBERT YOULOU, WHOSE REGIME WAS OVERTHROWN LAST AUGUST.

    THE CEREMONY TOOK PLACE AT A BRAZZAVILLE HOTEL. A BIG CROWD SAW PRESIDENT MASSEMBA-DEBAT GREETED BY M. ISIDORE BIKOUTA, THE SENIOR MEMBER OF THE NATIONAL ASSEMBLY. AFTER INSPECTING A GUARD-OF-HONOUR, THE PARTY MOVED INSIDE FOR THE SWEARING IN.

    MASSEMBA-DEBAT, FORMERLY SPEAKER OF THE ASSEMBLY, RULED THE EX-FRENCH CONGO AS PROVISIONAL PRIME MINISTER AFTER YOULOU'S DOWNFALL. IN DECEMBER 8'S ELECTIONS, HIS PARTY WAS SWEPT BACK TO POWER.

    ON THE SAME DAY, ELECTORS VOTED OVERWHELMINGLY IN FAVOUR OF A NEW CONSTITUTION, WHICH PROVIDED FOR A PRESIDENT TO BE CHOSEN BY AN ELECTORAL COLLEGE. THE COLLEGE MEMBERS MADE THEIR CHOICE LAST THURSDAY.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA96TZWUKDYV6I3LEW8KKWT2IE6
    Media URN:
    VLVA96TZWUKDYV6I3LEW8KKWT2IE6
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    23/12/1963
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:06:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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