• Short Summary

    SPAIN HAS RESUMED ITS CONSTITUTIONAL CONFERENCE ON EQUATORIAL GUINEA WHICH WILL MAP OUT FINAL DETAILS OF A NEW CONSTITUTION AND ELECTORAL LAW UNDER WHICH ITS TINY WEST AFRICAN TERRITORY IS DUE TO BECOME INDEPENDENT THIS YEAR.

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    SPAIN HAS RESUMED ITS CONSTITUTIONAL CONFERENCE ON EQUATORIAL GUINEA WHICH WILL MAP OUT FINAL DETAILS OF A NEW CONSTITUTION AND ELECTORAL LAW UNDER WHICH ITS TINY WEST AFRICAN TERRITORY IS DUE TO BECOME INDEPENDENT THIS YEAR.

    OPENING THE TALKS AT THE SPANISH FOREIGN MINISTRY MADRID, THE SPANISH FOREIGN MINISTER, FERNANDO MARIA CASTIELLA SAID SPAIN WOULD GRANT INDEPENDENCE TO EQUATORIAL GUINEA THIS YEAR "IN THE SHORTEST POSSIBLE TIME". HE ANNOUNCED THAT A PROVISIONAL GOVERNMENT WOULD BE FORMED TO PRESIDE OVER PRE-INDEPENDENCE GENERAL ELECTIONS ONCE THE CONSTITUTIONAL AND ELECTORAL LAW HAD BEEN APPROVED BY FREE VOTE UNDER UNITED NATIONS SUPERVISION. HE SAID EQUATORIAL GUINEA WOULD REMAIN A UNITED TERRITORY.

    EQUATORIAL GUINEA CONSISTS OF THE COCCA-RICH ISLAND OF FERNANDO POO, OFF NIGERIA, AND THE MAINLAND PROVINCE OF RIO MUNI SANDWICHED BETWEEN CAMEROUN AND GABON.

    DURING THE FIRST SESSION OF THE MADRID CONSTITUTIONAL CONFERENCE, WHICH ADJOURNED LAST NOVEMBER, A MINORITY OF THE BUBI TRIBE IN FERNANDO POO ASKED FOR THE ISLAND TO BE SPLIT FROM THE LESS WEALTHY AND MORE POPULOUS MAINLAND PROVINCE, BUY EQUATORIAL GUINEA, WHICH ALREADY HAS POLITICAL PARTIES ALTHOUGH THESE ARE BANNED IN SPAIN ITSELF, IS EXPECTED TO REMAIN A UNITED TERRITORY WITH GUARANTEES FOR ETHNIC MINORITIES AND A REPUBLICAN FORM OF GOVERNMENT.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAAIUF3GS9KU870Z81MP2VGVJ9I
    Media URN:
    VLVAAIUF3GS9KU870Z81MP2VGVJ9I
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    18/04/1968
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:16:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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