• Short Summary

    President Ngarta Tombalbaye of Chad has been elected Secretary General of the country's new party -- the National Movement for the Cultural and Social Revolution.

  • Description

    President Ngarta Tombalbaye of Chad has been elected Secretary General of the country's new party -- the National Movement for the Cultural and Social Revolution.

    The new party takes the place of the ruling Progressive Party which has been abolished. At a Party Congress to set up the new movement, a decision was taken that all people, streets and towns with foreign names should be renamed. Delegates applauded enthusiastically when President Tombalbays announced his now authentically Chadian name: Ngarta Tombalbaye. His old given name was Francois.

    The President also ruled that all foreign names now have no meaning and are banned. He asked the people of Chad to get in touch with the Chad Press Agency, which will publish their now name.

    The movement is intended to maintain native traditions and it includes Chadians of all ethnic groups, religions, beliefs and social categories. It has a 14-point plan of action which includes a proposal to set up para-military organisations, called "Civic Legions," as part of the cultural revolution.

    The delegates had earlier unanimously agreed that the former Progressive Party had become a group of schemers and informers, which was not keeping pace with chad's modern development.

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    Film ID:
    VLVABC40UWWSQ73BKY41IBV5Q4B9P
    Media URN:
    VLVABC40UWWSQ73BKY41IBV5Q4B9P
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    05/09/1973
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:59:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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