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    M. MOISE TSHOMBE, OUSTED PRIME MINISTER OF THE CONGO (LEOPOLDVILLE) SAID TODAY (THURSDAY) THAT HE?

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    M. MOISE TSHOMBE, OUSTED PRIME MINISTER OF THE CONGO (LEOPOLDVILLE) SAID TODAY (THURSDAY) THAT HE WILL STAND FOR ELECTION DURING THE CONGO'S PRESIDENTIAL POLL NEXT FEBRUARY. HE THREW OUT HIS CHALLENGE LESS THAN 24-HOURS AFTER HIS DISMISSAL AS PRIME MINISTER BY PRESIDENT KASAVUBU.

    NEWS OF THE DISMISSAL OF THE PREMIER WAS GIVEN DURING AN ADDRESS BY PRESIDENT KASAVUBU TO A JOINT SESSION OF THE CONGOLESE PARLIAMENT. HE TOLD THE SESSION THAT HE HAD FORCED THE RESIGNATIONS, DESPITE OBJECTIONS FROM M. TSHOMBE AND HIS GOVERNMENT. HE ADDED THAT M. TSHOMBE'S TASK AS A TRANSITIONAL LEADER WAS FINISHED.

    IN RECENT MONTHS, PRESIDENT KASAVUBU HAS BEEN ATTEMPTING TO ENCOURAGE THE FORMATION OF A NATIONAL UNION GOVERNMENT, WHICH HE CLAIMS WOULD BE A MORE REPRESENTATIVE TYPE OF ADMINISTRATION. M. TSHOMBE HAS OPPOSED THE IDEA AS HIS PARTY, CONVENTION NATIONALE CONGOLAIS, (CONACO), WON A TWO-THIRDS MAJORITY IN LAST APRIL'S GENERAL ELECTIONS.

    AFTER THE ANNOUNCEMENT, PRESIDENT KASAVUBU NAMED M. EVARISTE KIMBA, THE CONGO'S PRIME MINISTER-DESIGNATE. M. KIMBA, A FORMER MINISTER OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS IN M. TSHOMBE'S SUCCESSIONIST PROVINCE OF KATANGA, HEADS THE MINOR BALUBAKAT PARTY. THIS IS NOW PARTY OF THE FRONT DEMOCRATIQUE CONGOLAIS, (F.D.C.) LED BY M. VICTOR NENDAKA, INTERIOR MINISTER IN M. TSHOMBE'S OUTGOING GOVERNMENT.

    (M. TSHOMBE RETURNED TO THE CONGO LAST YEAR FROM SELF-IMPOSED EXILE IN SPAIN TO HEAD A TRANSITIONAL GOVERNMENT. HIS MANDATE INCLUDED ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT, THE RESTORATION OF PEACE IN AREAS HELD BY INSURGENTS, AND TO PREPARE THE COUNTRY FOR ELECTIONS.)

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    Film ID:
    VLVAC6YQT1Y9XUMKBJLXOQ3YLXGOU
    Media URN:
    VLVAC6YQT1Y9XUMKBJLXOQ3YLXGOU
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    14/10/1965
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:54:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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