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    PRESIDENT NASSER HAS PROMISED EGYPT A NEW CONSTITUTION, GREATER INCENTIVES AND MORE PRESS FREEDOM. THE?

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    PRESIDENT NASSER HAS PROMISED EGYPT A NEW CONSTITUTION, GREATER INCENTIVES AND MORE PRESS FREEDOM. THE ANNOUNCEMENT CAME IN A NATION-WIDE BROADCAST FROM CAIRO YESTERDAY AND FOLLOWS IN THE WAKE OF SWEEPING CABINET CHANGES EARLIER THIS MONTH.

    THE PRESIDENT OUTLINED A NEW "PLAN OF ACTION" TO REBUILD THE NATION AS A MODERN SCIENCE BASED STATE. EGYPTIANS WILL BE ASKED TO VOTE ON THIS BLUE-PRINT FOR RE-ORGANISATION IN A REFERENDUM ON MAY 2. IF THEY APPROVE IT, THEY WILL LATER BE ASKED TO VOTE ON A NEW CONSTITUTION. PRESIDENT NASSER PLEDGED THAT THERE WOULD BE DRASTIC RE-ORGANISATION OF THE ARAB SOCIALIST UNION (A.S.U.)- WHICH IS EGYPT'S ONLY POLITICAL ORGANISATION - AND ELECTIONS FOR A NEW A.S.U. CONGRESS. HE SAID THERE MUST BE SOLIDARITY BETWEEN THE ARMY AND THE HOME FRONT. ALSO, THE RIGHT MEN HAD TO BE FOUND FOR TOP JOBS IN GOVERNMENT, INDUSTRY AND THE DIPLOMATIC SERVICE. AT THE SAME TIME, THE PRESIDENT REMINDED EGYPTIANS OF THE NEED TO BE 'PREPARED FOR BATTLE.' PRESIDENT NASSER DECLARED THAT HE HAD ALREADY RE-BUILT THE ARMED FORCES TO TRY AND RECOVER THE TERRITORY LOST TO ISRAEL DURING LAST JUNE'S WAR.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAC0D7KTPXE0VQ4OFFEGU2JMZ7S
    Media URN:
    VLVAC0D7KTPXE0VQ4OFFEGU2JMZ7S
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    31/03/1968
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:02:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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