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Outside St John's Cathedral - ministers arrive for mass.
Arrival of Deputy Prime Minister Dr Anton Buttigieg (crowd cheering, applause)
Arrival Opposition leader Dr Borg Oliver (booing, angry crowd)
Ministers leave cathedral - some walk, some drive to Parliament building for inauguration of parliament for first time since General Election. Huge crowds cheer, shout, push, boo ministers. All government members of parliament are loudly cheered. Opposition members are treated very badly-crowd breaks through police cordon and runs after ministers. TUMULTUOUS SCENES as crowd moves to Parliament building where Members of Parliament assemble.
At Parliament building. Ministers leaving after parliament session and before the Governor General's speech. This sequence at start of roll 2 includes the Prime Minister Mr Mintoff in shirt sleeves.
Governor-General's Speech from the Throne (in Maltese).
Shots of Mintoff and Opposition leader listening with the newly elected speaker between them. Also shot of RUSSIAN AMBASSADOR, Mr Smirnovsky who is identified visually pn film.
E.C.U. OF SMIRNOVSKY IN BALCONY
Wild tape sound should make it possible to use this film including the speech from the Throne with sound throughout.
GOV. GENERAL TAKING SALUTE BY MALTA LAND FORCE, CU OF LOUD SPEAKER AND CROWDS LISTENING
NB: the Prime Minister Mr Mintoff did not go to church. He arrived on his own and is not on first roll of film.
Lighting in hall of Parliament building most difficult as no more light was allowed.
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