• Short Summary

    Japan's next Prime Minister was elected leader of the ruling Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) on Friday (1 December) at a special congress of parliamentary members.

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    Japan's next Prime Minister was elected leader of the ruling Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) on Friday (1 December) at a special congress of parliamentary members. Mr. Masayoshi ohira was unopposed for the leadership because of the withdrawal from the contest of the incumbent Japanese Premier, Mr. Takeo Fukuda following a defeat in a primary party election last Monday (27 November).

    SYNOPSIS: The triumphant, Mr. Ohira shook hands with Mr. Fukuda after his election to the LDP leadership.

    Mr. Fukuda has been Premier of Japan since 1974 but will hand over to Mr. Ohira next Wednesday.

    In his leadership acceptance speech, Mr. Ohira appealed for party unity. His call was important given that the Agriculture Minister, Ichiro Nakagawa had boycotted the party congress, describing it as a polluted party convention.

    Mr. Fukuda told the congress that although there were some problems in the process of the primary election in which he was defeated, he was happy with Mr. Ohira as the new party president.

    He called on the party to give Mr. Ohira its full support.

    For Prime Minister-elect Mr. Ohira the most urgent task is the economy according to the mass circulation newspaper, Yomiuri Shimbun.

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    Film ID:
    VLVABQS0Q3OS6DP0M3OWIBSJ01P1R
    Media URN:
    VLVABQS0Q3OS6DP0M3OWIBSJ01P1R
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    02/12/1978
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:20:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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