• Short Summary

    PRESIDENT MOBUTU HAS TOLD THE DEPUTIES AND SENATORS OF THE NEW CONGO KINSHASA PARLIAMENT THAT HE IS RESTORING SOME OF THEIR POWERS WHICH HAVE BEEN SUSPENDED SINCE HE TOOK OVER GOVERNMENT OF THE CONGO LAST NOVEMBER.

  • Description

    PRESIDENT MOBUTU HAS TOLD THE DEPUTIES AND SENATORS OF THE NEW CONGO KINSHASA PARLIAMENT THAT HE IS RESTORING SOME OF THEIR POWERS WHICH HAVE BEEN SUSPENDED SINCE HE TOOK OVER GOVERNMENT OF THE CONGO LAST NOVEMBER. PRESIDENT MOBUTU WAS ADDRESSING THE FIRST SESSION OF PARLIAMENT WHICH OPENED LAST MONDAY (5 SEPTEMBER).

    PRESIDENT MOBUTU HAS BEEN RULING BY DECREE SINCE HE DISMISSED THE GOVERNMENT OF MR. KASAVUBU. HE TOLD PARLIAMENT AMID CHEERS:"HENCEFORTH, YOU WILL BE ABLE TO EXERCISE YOUR PREROGATIVES AS LEGISLATORS CONFIRMING TO THE NATIONAL CONSTITUTION." THE PRESIDENT SAID HE WOULD RETAIN HIS RIGHT TO RULE BY DECREE WHEN, AS HE PUT IT, "URGENCY AND NECESSITY REQUIRE IT."
    OTHER POINTS FROM THE PRESIDENT'S SPEECH WERE THAT PARLIAMENTARIANS WOULD HAVE THE CONTROL OVER MINISTERS PROVIDED FOR IN THE CONSTITUTION; AND THAT THE GOVERNMENT WAS DETERMINED TO PURSUE A POLICY OF PEACEFUL CO-EXISTENCE AND POSITIVE CO-OPERATION.

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    Film ID:
    VLVABTG5A8GP6YJ0J0F3INTSRE8HM
    Media URN:
    VLVABTG5A8GP6YJ0J0F3INTSRE8HM
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    08/09/1966
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:33:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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