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    GENERAL NGUYEN KHANH, PRIME MINISTER OF SOUTH VIETNAM, WAS UNANIMOUSLY RE-ELECTED CHAIRMAN OF THE NEW MILITARY REVOLUTIONARY COUNCIL BY THE MILITARY JUNTA.

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    GENERAL NGUYEN KHANH, PRIME MINISTER OF SOUTH VIETNAM, WAS UNANIMOUSLY RE-ELECTED CHAIRMAN OF THE NEW MILITARY REVOLUTIONARY COUNCIL BY THE MILITARY JUNTA.

    THE CHIEF OF STATE, MAJOR GENERAL DUONG VAN MINH, WAS ELECTED SUPREME ADVISOR. THREE DEPUTY VICE-CHAIRMAN, ONE FORM THE SOUTHERN, CENTRAL AND NORTHERN SECTIONS OF THE COUNTRY, WERE ALSO EJECTED.

    OBSERVERS INTERPRETED THE ELECTION AS A LEGALIZATION OF COUNCIL MEMBERSHIP AND WITHOUT SIGNIFICANT CHANGES IN THE POWER OF THE HANDFUL OF GENERALS SURROUNDING 37-YEAR-OLD GENERAL NGUYEN KHANH.

    THE COUNCIL IS COMPOSED OF 56 MEMBERS REPRESENTING ALL BRANCHES AND SERVICES OF THE VIETNAMESE ARMED FORCES AND PARAMILITARY FORCES. TWO MEMBERS OF THE MILITARY COUNCIL WERE ABSENT, ONE THE AMBASSADOR TO THAILAND, ONE THE GENERAL LEADING THE VIETNAMESE DELEGATION NOW IN CAMBODIA.

    GENERAL NGUYEN KHANH SAID THERE WAS NO PARTICULAR POLITICAL REASONS FOR THE MEETING AT THE JOINT GENERAL STAFF HEADQUARTERS, BUT HE HAD LONG INTENDED TO BROADEN THE BASE OF SUPPORT FOR THE COUNCIL, ESPECIALLY FOR MILITARY FORCES IN THE COMBAT ZONES. AFTER THE MEETING, THEY POSED FOR PHOTOGRAPHERS.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA9TIQOXKAQLR5K91YEB3VW298P
    Media URN:
    VLVA9TIQOXKAQLR5K91YEB3VW298P
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    23/03/1964
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:57:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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