• Short Summary

    South Korean President Chung-hes Park on Friday (27 October) unveiled a draft Constitution which was expected to give him enormous powers.

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    South Korean President Chung-hes Park on Friday (27 October) unveiled a draft Constitution which was expected to give him enormous powers.

    The proposals are the first major step towards a new ruling structure foreshadowed by the President earlier this month when he declared martial law, dissolved the National Assembly and partially suspended the Constitution.

    In explaining the moves, President Park said South Korea in the past had tried awkwardly to imitate democratic institutions in other countries but had never divorced itself from what he described as factional strife and political intrigue.

    Under the proposed Constitutional changes, the President would be elected for a six year term by a new body--the National Conference for Unification. There would be no limit on the number of terms he could serve.

    The National Assembly would retain the right to criticise the government but would have no mandate to inspect government agencies prior to debates on the Budget.

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    Film ID:
    VLVABIWO8XUOXV6A4J5IK077NLF1V
    Media URN:
    VLVABIWO8XUOXV6A4J5IK077NLF1V
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    28/10/1972
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:22:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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