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    GENERAL GURSEL WAS OCT 25 ELECTED PRESIDENT OF THE REPUBLIC OF TURKEY. HE OBTAINED 434?

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    GENERAL GURSEL WAS OCT 25 ELECTED PRESIDENT OF THE REPUBLIC OF TURKEY. HE OBTAINED 434 VOTES OUT OF A TOTAL OF 607 CAST BY MEMBERS OF BOTH HOUSES OF PARLIAMENT, SITTING IN JOINT SESSION IN ANKARA. HE PASSED BY 30 THE TWO-THIRDS MAJORITY REQUIRED FOR THE ELECTION OF THE PRESIDENT UNDER THE CONSTITUTION.

    THE GENERAL BECOMES THE FOURTH TURKISH PRESIDENT SINCE THE FOUNDING OF THE REPUBLIC BY ATATURK IN 1923. THE NEW PRESIDENT WILL SERVE FOR A SEVEN-YEAR TERM, AND MUST BE A NON-PARTY FIGURE WHO WILL ACT AS AN IMPARTIAL HEAD OF STATE.

    WHEN THE RESULT BECAME KNOWN, THE 67-YEAR-OLD GENERAL WENT TO THE ASSEMBLY FOR THE SWEARING-IN CEREMONY. HE ALSO ADDRESSED THE MEMBERS.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA992S1HTJKHKETKI6KE52TPBFR
    Media URN:
    VLVA992S1HTJKHKETKI6KE52TPBFR
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    28/10/1961
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:16:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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