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    A PROMOTION FOR THE SOUTH VIETNAMESE PRIME MINISTER, MAJOR-GENERAL NGUYEN KHANH. HIS MILITARY COUNCIL ON?

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    A PROMOTION FOR THE SOUTH VIETNAMESE PRIME MINISTER, MAJOR-GENERAL NGUYEN KHANH. HIS MILITARY COUNCIL ON SUNDAY VOTED TO MAKE HIM PRESIDENT WITH NEAR DICTATORIAL POWERS.

    HE BECOMES THE FIRST PRESIDENT OF SOUTH VIETNAM SINCE NGO DINH DIEM WAS OVERTHROWN AND KILLED IN A COUP NEARLY TEN MONTHS AGO. GENERAL KHANH CAME TO POWER IN ANOTHER COUP -- THIS TIME BLOODLESS -- THREE MONTHS LATER.

    IN THE VOTE, HE OBTAINED 50 OUT OF THE 58 VOTES. HIS FIRST TASK, HE SAID, WOULD BE TO FORM A WAR CABINET TO DIRECT THE FIGHT AGAINST THE VIETCONG. ITS MEMBERS WOULD BE ANNOUNCED LATER THIS WEEK.

    PUBLIC REACTION TO GEN. KHANH'S ELECTION APPEARS TO BE GENERALLY UNFAVOURABLE. STUDENTS ARE REPORTED TO BE PLANNING BIG DEMONSTRATIONS AGAINST THE APPOINTMENT AND OTHER RECENT MEASURES, INCLUDING THE CURRENT STATE OF EMERGENCY.

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    Film ID:
    VLVACCWDPTU3GYZXJ85DNH05EHF17
    Media URN:
    VLVACCWDPTU3GYZXJ85DNH05EHF17
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    18/08/1964
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:09:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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