• Short Summary

    About ten thousand people paraded through the streets of the Liberian capital of Monrovia on Thursday (January 26) after it was announced President William Tubman had agreed to accept a seventh term of office.

  • Description

    About ten thousand people paraded through the streets of the Liberian capital of Monrovia on Thursday (January 26) after it was announced President William Tubman had agreed to accept a seventh term of office. The announcement and celebrations came as the President was attending the 32nd National True Whig Party Convention being held in Monrovia.

    President Tubman has been in office since 1943. He will stand for another term in May. When he accepted the nomination for a seventh term he reaffirmed his commitment to an economic policy which he said would bring the people of Liberia into the monetary economy and thus envelop a strong and viable economic middle class.

    Doctor Tubman also said the Government would not permit foreign companies to give preferential treatment to less qualified foreign employees as against more qualified Liberations.

    The celebration parade sound its way through the streets of Monrovia and past the Convention site. The people were dressed in the traditional colours of their county or territory. Among the well-wishers was Senator Tubman, son of the President.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVACBQW30C8KE0IRQ39TCMP7EBEC
    Media URN:
    VLVACBQW30C8KE0IRQ39TCMP7EBEC
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    30/01/1971
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:40:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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