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    SWEDEN'S NEW PRIME MINISTER, MR. OLOF PALME, WAS SWORN IN ON TUESDAY (14 OCT) TO?

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    SWEDEN'S NEW PRIME MINISTER, MR. OLOF PALME, WAS SWORN IN ON TUESDAY (14 OCT) TO BECOME AT 42 THE YOUNGEST HEAD OF GOVERNMENT IN EUROPE. MR. PALME AND HIS NEW CABINET WERE SWORN IN AT THE ROYAL PALACE, STOCKHOLM, IMMEDIATELY AFTER KING GUSTAV ADOLF HAD ACCEPTED THE RESIGNATION OF 68-YEAR-OLD MR. TAGE ERLANDER.

    MR. PALME WAS THE UNANIMOUS CHOICE OF THE RULING SOCIAL DEMOCRAT PARTY TO SUCCEED MR. ERLANDER, AND HIS SELECTION WAS ALMOST A FOREGONE CONCLUSION; HE HAS BEEN TRAINED FOR THE JOB UNDER MR. ERLANDER'S PERSONAL SUPERVISION FOR THE PAST 15 YEARS.

    THE NEW CABINET CONTAINS ONLY THREE CHANGES: SECRETARY OF STATE INGVAR CARLSSON SUCCEEDED MR. PALME AS EDUCATION MINISTER, WHILE LENNART GEIJER, FORMERLY WITHOUT PORTFOLIO, TOOK OVER THE JUSTICE MINISTRY FROM HERMAN KLING, WHO LEFT THE CABINET AT HIS OWN REQUEST. CARL LINDBLOM JOINED THE CABINET IN MR. GEIJER'S PLACE.

    THE HANDING-ON OF POLITICAL POWER TO A YOUNGER MAN FOLLOWED THE SOCIAL DEMOCRATS' RESOUNDING VICTORY IN LAST YEAR'S GENERAL ELECTION.

    MR. ERLANDER, WHO HAS BEEN PRIME MINISTER FOR 23 YEARS, A RECORD IN MODERN DEMOCRACY, HAS NOT ANNOUNCED WHETHER HE WILL REMAIN IN POLITICS. BUT HE HAS SAID HE IS PLANNING A BOOK ABOUT HIS YEARS IN OFFICE.

    AFTER THE SWEARING-IN CEREMONY, MR. PALME JOINED MR. ERLANDER FOR A HAND-OVER CEREMONY AT GOVERNMENT HOUSE. A BRASS BAND PLAYED A MUSICAL FAREWELL TO MR AND MRS. ERLANDER.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAAWK0DNOA2II8COTG0AA95FYPS
    Media URN:
    VLVAAWK0DNOA2II8COTG0AA95FYPS
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    16/10/1969
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:55:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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