In a major re-shuffle, five new cabinet ministers were sworn in by Argentina's President Maria Estela Peron in Buenos Aires on Monday (11 August).
GV EXT Government House
GV Armed soldier on rooftop beside flag
MV Ministers greeting each other (INTERIOR)
MV (L TO R) Laplane, Massera, Fautario
GV & CU Mrs. Peron enters to applause (smiling), (2 shots)
GV Military leaders look on PAN TO Cardinal and Ministers, Mr. Robledo speaks and applause (4 shots)
CU & MV Mrs. Peron speaking, shakes hands with Arrighi and applause (3 shots)
MV Mrs. Peron speaking, then shakes hands with Rukauf
SV Ministers sign (2 shots)
MV Military leaders look on, with others (2 shots)
SV & GV Mrs. Peron shakes hands with Cardinal and military leaders, turns and waves to applause (2 shots)
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Background: In a major re-shuffle, five new cabinet ministers were sworn in by Argentina's President Maria Estela Peron in Buenos Aires on Monday (11 August).
Together with two members of the former cabinet, and newly-commissioned Economics Minister Sen. Antonio Calfiero, they face the daunting task of restoring stability to the economically and politically wracked nation.
Local newspapers have described the new cabinet appointments as Mrs. Peron's "last ditch stand" to save her ailing 13-month-old Government They are sceptical about her chances of success.
Despite the swearing-in ceremony, guerrillas and workers were active on Monday. While guerrillas attacked a military post in the South, more than half a million Government and municipal employees in the provinces began a 24-hour strike for 150 per cent pay rises.