• Short Summary

    THE LEADER OF THE RHODESIAN REGIME, MR. IAN SMITH, OBTAINED AN OVERWHELMING VOTE OF CONFIDENCE?

  • Description

    THE LEADER OF THE RHODESIAN REGIME, MR. IAN SMITH, OBTAINED AN OVERWHELMING VOTE OF CONFIDENCE YESTERDAY (MONDAY) FROM THE EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE OF THE RULING RHODESIAN FRONT IN SALISBURY. THE EXECUTIVE ALSO HAMMERED OUT THE BROAD OUTLINES OF SECRET PROPOSALS FOR RHODESIA'S CONSTITUTIONAL FUTURE.

    THE VOTE OF 97 IN FAVOUR OF MR. SMITH, TWO AGAINST AND THREE ABSTENTIONS, AND THE DECISION TO SEND THE CONSTITUTIONAL BLUEPRINT TO THE PARTY RANK AND FILE FOR STUDY, REPRESENTED A POLITICAL TRIUMPH FOR MR. SMITH. IT WAS A STINGING DEFEAT FOR RIGHT-WING OPPONENTS WHO HAVE BEEN PRESSING FOR A CONSTITUTION CONTAINING LESS COMPROMISE THAN MR. SMITH HAS IN MIND. THEY WOULD LESSEN THE AFRICAN MAJORITY'S ALREADY MEAGRE POLITICAL POWERS.

    IT'S REPORTED THAT MR. SMITH TODAY MOVED TO HIS NEXT BIG TASK OF FINDING NEW MEN TO FILL THE GAPS IN HIS DEPLETED "CABINET".

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVABW1Q6MLKJWSYIDXTT2NWOO08S
    Media URN:
    VLVABW1Q6MLKJWSYIDXTT2NWOO08S
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    16/07/1968
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:52:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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