• Short Summary

    IN THE SUDAN, THE COUNTRY'S NEW CONSTITUENT ASSEMBLY MET FOR THE FIRST TIME YESTERDAY (THURSDAY) AND ELECTED A FORMER SUDANESE FOREIGN MINISTER, MOHAMED AHMED MAHGOUB, PRIME MINISTER.

  • Description

    IN THE SUDAN, THE COUNTRY'S NEW CONSTITUENT ASSEMBLY MET FOR THE FIRST TIME YESTERDAY (THURSDAY) AND ELECTED A FORMER SUDANESE FOREIGN MINISTER, MOHAMED AHMED MAHGOUB, PRIME MINISTER. THE NEW GOVERNMENT WAS FORMED BY A COALITION OF THE TWO MAJOR PARTIES IN THE SUDAN - UMMA MAHDISTS AND NATIONAL UNIONISTS.

    THE COALITION HAS REPLACED A 'STAND-IN' GOVERNMENT FORMED IN OCTOBER BY SERR EL-KHATIM KHALIFA. IN THE COALITION, THE UMMA MAHDISTS HOLD 85 SEATS AND THE NATIONAL UNIONISTS 56 - 141 SEATS IN THE 173-SEAT ASSEMBLY. CABINET SEATS HAVE BEEN ALLOCATED ACCORDING TO PARTY REPRESENTATION IN THE ASSEMBLY.

    WHEN THE NEW ASSEMBLY WENT TO THE PARLIAMENT BUILDING FOR THE FIRST TIME SUPPORTERS THRONGED THE SURROUNDING STREETS TO CHEER MEMBERS..
    THE ASSEMBLY HAS ELEVEN COMMUNIST MEMBERS, INCLUDING THE SUDAN'S FIRST WOMAN DEPUTY, FATIMA IBRAHIM.

    THE ASSEMBLY DOES NOT INCLUDE MEMBERS FROM SOUTHERN SUDAN WHERE POLITICAL PARTIES HAVE OPPOSED ELECTIONS UNTIL THE CONSTITUTIONAL FUTURE OF THE AREA HAS BEEN DECIDED. A TASK FOR THE NEW ASSEMBLY WILL, IN FACT, BE TO PREPARE A NEW CONSTITUTION COVERING THE WHOLE COUNTRY. THE SOUTH AREA OF THE COUNTRY INCLUDES THREE PROVINCES -- EQUATORIA, UPPER NILE AND BAHR EL GHAZAL, OCCUPIED PREDOMINANTLY BY AFRICANS. THE SIX NORTHERN PROVINCES ARE PREDOMINANTLY MOSLEM.

    A MILITARY REGIME HEADED THE SUDAN UNTIL LAST OCTOBER WHEN THE STAND-IN GOVERNMENT TOOK OFFICE.

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    Film ID:
    VLVABGP3YW45QIXYLD6WMGNYMODZU
    Media URN:
    VLVABGP3YW45QIXYLD6WMGNYMODZU
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    11/06/1965
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:12:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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