• Short Summary

    SENOR JOSE MARIA GUIDO, A 51-YEAR-OLD LAWYER, FORMALLY TOOK OFFICE AS PRESIDENT OF ARGENTINA MARCH 30, ENDING AT TWELVE-DAY CRISIS IN WHICH THE SERVICE COMMANDERS OUSTED PRESIDENT ARTURO FRONDIZI.

  • Description

    SENOR JOSE MARIA GUIDO, A 51-YEAR-OLD LAWYER, FORMALLY TOOK OFFICE AS PRESIDENT OF ARGENTINA MARCH 30, ENDING AT TWELVE-DAY CRISIS IN WHICH THE SERVICE COMMANDERS OUSTED PRESIDENT ARTURO FRONDIZI. THE PROCURATOR-GENERAL, SENOR GARRIDO, READ THE OATH AND HANDED OVER THE SYMBOLS OF OFFICE - CASH AND SWORD.

    WITH THE APPROVAL OF THE ARMED FORCES, SENOR GUIDO SIGNED THE DOCUMENT - AND BECAME PRESIDENT. THE CEREMONY TOOK PLACE IN THE WHITE ROOM OF THE CASA ROSADA (GOVERNMENT HOURS). THE SERVICE CHIEFS ADDED THEIR SIGNATURES TO THE OATH; AND LOUD APPLAUSE ALMOST DROWNED THE ONE SOLITARY CRY OF "VIVA FRONDIZI!"
    PRESIDENT GUIDO UPSET THE MILITARY CHIEFS THE PREVIOUS DAY BY TAKING THE OATH BEFORE THE SUPREME COURT WITHOUT INFORMING THEM. FOR A TIME, IT APPEARED SOME OFFICERS MIGHT NOT RECOGNISE HIM AS PRESIDENT. BUT THE BRIEF CASA ROSADA CEREMONY SEEMED TO ALLY ANY FEARS, AS THE PROCEEDINGS WERE CONDUCTED UNDER THE WATCHFUL EYE OF THE MILITARY.

    GUIDO WAS PREVIOUSLY HEAD OF THE SENATE. AND IN THE ABSENCE OF A VICE-PRESIDENT, HE WAS NEXT IN LINE CONSTITUTIONALLY TO SUCCEED FRONDIZI. HIS DECISION TO ASSUME OFFICE, HOWEVER, SURPRISED MANY OF HIS POLITICAL ASSOCIATES. HE HAD EARLIER SAID HE COULD NOT TAKE OVER IF FRONDIZI WAS FORCED OUT.

    MEANWHILE, THE DEPOSED FRONDIZI REMAINED UNDER ARREST ON MARTIN GARCIA ISLAND IN THE RIVER PLATE. HE HAS REFUSED TO RESIGN AS PRESIDENT.

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    Film ID:
    VLVACB6B1YD7T1ZKAWW9M5XM53SZG
    Media URN:
    VLVACB6B1YD7T1ZKAWW9M5XM53SZG
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    01/04/1962
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:38:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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