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    IN AN ATTEMPT TO FINALIZE FORMATION DETAILS OF THE NEW NATIONALIST COALITION GOVERNMENT IN LAOS, PRINCE BOUN OUM, PRIME MINISTER OF THE ROYAL GOVERNMENT, AND PRINCE SOUVANNA PHOUMA, THE NEUTRALIST ACCEPTED TO HEAD THE RECENTLY AGREED COALITION, ARRIVED BY AIR IN LUANG PRABANG, THE ROYAL CAPITAL, OCT. 18.

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    IN AN ATTEMPT TO FINALIZE FORMATION DETAILS OF THE NEW NATIONALIST COALITION GOVERNMENT IN LAOS, PRINCE BOUN OUM, PRIME MINISTER OF THE ROYAL GOVERNMENT, AND PRINCE SOUVANNA PHOUMA, THE NEUTRALIST ACCEPTED TO HEAD THE RECENTLY AGREED COALITION, ARRIVED BY AIR IN LUANG PRABANG, THE ROYAL CAPITAL, OCT. 18.

    PRINCE BOUN OUM WAS ACCOMPANIED BY GENERAL PHOUMI NOSAVAN, HIS DEFENCE MINISTER; AND PRINCE SOUVANNA PHOUMA BY A DETACHMENT OF CAPTAIN KONG LE'S PARATROOPS. AIRPORT GREETING FORMALITIES OVER, THEY DROVE OFF TO A MEETING WITH KING SAVANG VATTHANA AT THE ROYAL PALACE.

    FOLLOWING A FORTY-FIVE MINUTE AUDIENCE WITH THE KING, PRINCE SOUVANNA PHOUMA SAID THAT HE WOULD NOT BECOME PRIME MINISTER UNTIL HE HAD SUCCEEDED IN FORMING A GOVERNMENT. UNTIL THEN, PRINCE BOUN OUM WOULD REMAIN AS PRIME MINISTER OF THE RIGHT-WING GOVERNMENT IN VIENTIANE. HE SAID HE HOPED TO MEET PRINCE BOUN OUM AND PRINCE SOUPHANNOUVONG, HEAD OF THE PRO-COMMUNIST NEO LAK HAK XAT PARTY, WITHIN THE NEXT FEW DAYS.

    AT A MEETING AT BAN HIN HEUP ON OCT 8, THE THREE RIVAL PRINCES AGREED TO FORM A COALITION, AND THAT THE CABINET WOULD CONSIST OF EIGHT NEUTRALISTS, FOUR RIGHT-WING AND FOUR LEFT-WING MINISTERS.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAA5YGPLELF5ZZ5BH63H2TXC9C3
    Media URN:
    VLVAA5YGPLELF5ZZ5BH63H2TXC9C3
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    23/10/1961
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:19:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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