• Short Summary

    NGUYEN VAN THIEU WAS YESTERDAY (TUESDAY) INAUGURATED AS FIRST PRESIDENT OF THE SECOND SOUTH VIETNAMESE REPUBLIC BEFORE REPRESENTATIVES OF 23 NATIONS AND AMID MASSIVE SECURITY WHICH PREVENTED POSSIBLE ATTEMPTS BY VIET CONG TERRORISTS TO DISRUPT THE CEREMONY.

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    NGUYEN VAN THIEU WAS YESTERDAY (TUESDAY) INAUGURATED AS FIRST PRESIDENT OF THE SECOND SOUTH VIETNAMESE REPUBLIC BEFORE REPRESENTATIVES OF 23 NATIONS AND AMID MASSIVE SECURITY WHICH PREVENTED POSSIBLE ATTEMPTS BY VIET CONG TERRORISTS TO DISRUPT THE CEREMONY.

    ONE OF PRESIDENT THIEU'S FIRST ACTIONS AFTER BEING SWORN IN WAS TO PLEDGE NEW EFFORTS TO OBTAIN PEACE AT THE CONFERENCE TABLE. IN HIS TELEVISED INAUGURAL ADDRESS TO THE NATION HE CONFIRMED THAT HE WOULD MAKE DIRECT PROPOSALS TO THE NORTH VIETNAMESE GOVERNMENT TO SIT DOWN TOGETHER AND SEEK WAYS TO END THE WAR.

    PRESIDENT THIEU, A ROMAN CATHOLIC, WAS SWORN IN ON A RAISED PLATFORM ABOVE THE STEPS OF SAIGON'S FORMER OPERA HOUSE.

    DISTINGUISHED GUESTS AT THE CEREMONY INCLUDED UNITED STATES VICE-PRESIDENT HUBERT HUMPHREY, GUARDED BY FIVE SECRET SERVICE AGENTS, AND, SITTING NEXT TO HIM, SOUTH KOREAN PRIME MINISTER, CHUNG II KWON.

    THOUSANDS OF VIETNAMESE WATCHED THE CEREMONIES, STAGED AGAINST A BACKGROUND OF VIETNAMESE FLAGS AND BANNERS.

    PRESIDENT THIEU SAID IN HIS SPEECH THAT PEACE WOULD BE RESTORED IMMEDIATELY THE NORTH VIETNAMESE "AGGRESSIVE TROOPS" WITHDREW AND ENDED THEIR SUBVERSION AND TERRORISM IN THE SOUTH. THAT WAS ALL SOUTH VIETNAM WANTED OF THEM.

    THE NEW PRESIDENT LATER ANNOUNCED THE APPOINTMENT OF NGUYEN VAN LOC, A 45-YEAR-OLD LAWYER FROM THE MEKONG DELTA, AS THE NEW PRIME MINISTER IN THE SECOND REPUBLIC -- THE FIRST WAS THAT OF PRESIDENT NGO DINH DIEM, OVERTHROWN AND ASSASSINATED IN 1963.

    PRESIDENT THIEU TAKES OVER POWER IN SOUTH VIETNAM FROM AIR VICE-MARSHAL NGUYEN CAO KY, WHO WAS HEAD OF THE TEMPORARY MILITARY GOVERNMENT. KY, WHO IS THE COUNTRY'S NEW VICE-PRESIDENT, WAS AT PRESIDENT THIEU'S SIDE FOR MUCH OF THE CEREMONY.

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    Film ID:
    VLVACEO7PKACJW3691FYS18R09NU7
    Media URN:
    VLVACEO7PKACJW3691FYS18R09NU7
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    01/11/1967
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:14:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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