• Short Summary

    IN VENEZUELA ON WEDNESDAY, PRESIDENT BETANCOURT, HAVING COMPLETED HIS FIVE YEAR TERM AS PRESIDENT, TRANSFERRED HIS POWERS OF OFFICE TO DR.

  • Description

    IN VENEZUELA ON WEDNESDAY, PRESIDENT BETANCOURT, HAVING COMPLETED HIS FIVE YEAR TERM AS PRESIDENT, TRANSFERRED HIS POWERS OF OFFICE TO DR. RAUL LEONI.

    WHEN MR. BETANCOURT TOOK OFFICE IN 1959 HIS INAUGURATION WAS MARRIED BY RIOTING AND GUN FIRE IN THE STREETS OF CARACAS. IT WAS A MARK OF HIS SUCCESS AS PRESIDENT THAT THIS TIME THE CEREMONY WAS PEACEFUL AND DIGNIFIED, ALTHOUGH 3,000 TROOPS WERE ON DUTY IN THE CAPITAL IN CASE OF INCIDENTS.

    DR. RAUL LEONI WAS SWORN IN AS PRESIDENT AND HANDED THE TRADITIONAL SASH OF OFFICE BEFORE SEVERAL HUNDRED SPECIAL GUESTS FROM 50 NATIONS. HE SAID HIS GOVERNMENT WOULD CONTINUE MR. BETANCOURT'S POLICY AGAINST COMMUNISM AND MAINTAIN THE FRIENDLY RELATIONSHIP WHICH THE COUNTRY HAD WITH THE UNITED STATES.

    WEDNESDAY'S CEREMONY WAS THE FIRST TIME IN VENEZUELA'S HISTORY THAT AN ELECTED PRESIDENT HAD COMPLETED HIS TERM, AND TRANSFERRED THE POWERS OF HIS OFFICE TO A DEMOCRATICALLY ELECTED SUCCESSOR.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAA9FOQWNMZGQ3183IHOC78JOHM
    Media URN:
    VLVAA9FOQWNMZGQ3183IHOC78JOHM
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    13/03/1964
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:02:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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