Thousands of students gathered in front of Seoul's National Assembly building, June 15, to demonstrate their approval of the acceptance of a new constitution introducing a parliamentary system of Government for South Korea.
Various shots inside Assembly
National Assembly Chairman, Mr Ewak Sang-Hoon making address.
voting papers are collected
votes taken into counting booths
ballot papers placed in box
votes being counted
various scenes exterior, students in trucks
demonstrators outside Assembly building
ends on shots of trucks driving away past Assembly building in background.
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Background: Thousands of students gathered in front of Seoul's National Assembly building, June 15, to demonstrate their approval of the acceptance of a new constitution introducing a parliamentary system of Government for South Korea.
Results of voting in the Assembly were announced to applause and cheers of "Long live the Republic" from the packed galleries, and from the crowd of 2000 listening to loudspeakers outside the Assembly chamber.
The new Premier-Cabinet system of government will provide for elections to the National Assembly within 45 days of the adoption of the Constitution Bill. Under this constitution, Mr Huh Chung remains acting President pending the elections. In this capacity he will greet President Eisenhower when he arrives there during his present Far Eastern tour. Mr. Huh Chung said that his Government planned to hold elections for the new Assembly by July 29.
A free press is provided for by the constitution as well as election of a President by the two Houses of the Assembly, and political neutrality of the President, Government officials, and the National Police.