• Short Summary

    WITH A SECURE MAJORITY IN THE GENERAL ELECTION IN CEYLON, MR.SENANAYAKE, THE OPPOSITION LEADER, BECAME?

  • Description

    WITH A SECURE MAJORITY IN THE GENERAL ELECTION IN CEYLON, MR.SENANAYAKE, THE OPPOSITION LEADER, BECAME PRIME MINISTER TODAY (THURSDAY) - FOR THE THIRD TIME.

    MR.SENANAYAKE WHO IS 55, FIRST BECAME PRIME MINISTER IN 1952 IN SUCCESSION TO HIS FATHER.ILL HEALTH FORCED HIM TO RESIGN 18 MONTHS LATER, BUT HE WAS BACK IN POWER WITH A MINORITY GOVERNMENT IN 1960.IT LASTED A MONTH.

    HIS RETURN TO OFFICE COMES AFTER NEARLY TWO DAYS OF SUSPENSE DURING WHICH REPORTS ABOUNDED THAT MRS BANDARANAIKA, THE WORLD'S ONLY WOMAN PRIME MINISTER, WOULD TRY TO FORM A NEW COALITION.

    THE ELECTION CAMPAIGN HAD ITS BITTER MOMENTS WITH OPPOSITION CHARGES OF GOVERNMENT DICTATORSHIP, THE END OF FREE ELECTIONS AND A FREE PRESS.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAC5LO86MX488UOJDXV9I9UKU51
    Media URN:
    VLVAC5LO86MX488UOJDXV9I9UKU51
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    25/03/1965
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:37:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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