• Short Summary

    THREE BATTALIONS OF PARACHUTE TROOPS WERE FLOWN TO BRASILIA JUNE 26 AS A PRECAUTIONARY MEASURE WHILE THE BRAZIL CONGRESS MET TO CONSIDER THE CRISIS CAUSED BY THE RESIGNATION OF DR.

  • Description

    THREE BATTALIONS OF PARACHUTE TROOPS WERE FLOWN TO BRASILIA JUNE 26 AS A PRECAUTIONARY MEASURE WHILE THE BRAZIL CONGRESS MET TO CONSIDER THE CRISIS CAUSED BY THE RESIGNATION OF DR. TANCREDO NEVES, THE PRIME MINISTER, AND HIS CABINET.

    SOME POLITICAL GROUPS ORGANISED DEMONSTRATIONS IN THE BRAZILIAN CAPITAL TO TRY TO INFLUENCE CONGRESS IN ITS VOTE ON PRESIDENT GOULART'S PROPOSAL THAT DR. FRANCISCO SANTIAGO DANTAS, THE PRESENT FOREIGN MINISTER, SHOULD SUCCEED DR. NEVES.

    BY 174 VOTES TO 110 ON JUNE 28, THE CHAMBER OF DEPUTIES REJECTED THE PRESIDENTIAL NOMINATION OF DR. DANTAS AFTER A SEVEN-HOUR SESSION IN WHICH THE MAJOR CONSERVATIVE PARTIES THAT DOMINATE THE CHAMBER PRESENTED A SOLID FRONT AGAINST DR. DANTAS, A MEMBER OF PRESIDENT GOULART'S LABOUR PARTY.

    UNDER THE RULES OF BRAZIL'S PARLIAMENTARY SYSTEM, PRESIDENT GOULART HAS THREE DAYS IN WHICH TO NOMINATE A NEW CANDIDATE FOR PREMIERSHIP. IF HIS SECOND CHOICE IS REJECTED, HE CAN MADE A THIRD NOMINATION WITHIN ANOTHER THREE DAYS. SHOULD THE CHAMBER OF DEPUTIES REJECT HIS THIRD NOMINEE, THE ISSUE WOULD GO TO THE SENATE, WHICH WOULD SUBMIT ITS NOMINEE TO THE CHAMBER.

    THE VOTE IS SEEN AS A WIDENING POWER STRUGGLE BETWEEN PRESIDENT GOULART AND HIS OPPONENTS. MODERATES AS WELL AS CONSERVATIVE STRONGLY OPPOSE MR. DANTAS BECAUSE OF HIS FOREIGN POLICY, WHICH HE DESCRIBED IN A RECENT BROADCAST AS "STRONGLY INDEPENDENT AND NATIONALIST."

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    Film ID:
    VLVAB9ZTCW5ER9P8Z57AEA2RBIV6F
    Media URN:
    VLVAB9ZTCW5ER9P8Z57AEA2RBIV6F
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    29/06/1962
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:20:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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