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    MRS. GOLDA MEIR YESTERDAY (THURSDAY) ACCEPTED NOMINATION BY THE ISRAELI LABOUR PARTY AS ITS CANDIDATE?

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    OHEL THEATRE; LABOUR PARTY MEMBERS ARRIVING; MRS. MEIR; VOTING IN PROGRESS; MRS. MEIR CONGRATULATED AFTER VOTE.




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    Background: MRS. GOLDA MEIR YESTERDAY (THURSDAY) ACCEPTED NOMINATION BY THE ISRAELI LABOUR PARTY AS ITS CANDIDATE FOR THE POST AS ISRAELI'S PRIME MINISTER. MR. ESHKOL, THE PREVIOUS PRIME MINISTER DIED RECENTLY.

    THE MEETING OF THE PARTY'S CENTRAL COMMITTEE IN TEL AVIV, VOTED 287 TO NIL, WITH 45 ABSTENTIONS, TO RECOMMEND MRS. MEIR. AS THE LABOUR PARTY AND ITS COALITION SUPPORTERS HAVE AN OVERWHELMING MAJORITY IN THE KNESSET, THE VOTE ENSURES MRS. MEIR'S APPOINTMENT.

    THE 45 ABSTENTIONS CAME FROM MEMBERS OF THE RAFI GROUP WHO FAVOUR GENERAL DAYAN.

    SEVENTY YEAR OLD MRS. MEIR WAS ISRAELI FOREIGN MINISTER FOR TEN YEARS UP UNTIL 1966 WHEN SHE RESIGNED FOR HEALTH REASONS. SHE HAS A REPUTATION AS A PRODIGIOUS WITH AN ACUTE POLITICAL BRAIN.

    AFTER YESTERDAY'S MEETING MRS. MEIR TOLD THE CENTRAL COMMITTEE "IN FULFILLING THE TASK YOU HAVE IMPOSED ON ME TODAY, I SHALL DO EVERYTHING IN MY POWER TO PRESERVE UNITY. SHE SAID SHE ACCEPTED WITH AWE THE RESPONSIBILITIES BEFORE HER, AND HAD AGREED TO THE NOMINATION SINCE SHE HAD NEVER SHIRKED ANY TASK GIVEN HER BY THE PARTY.

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    Film ID:
    VLVACID7BS0T0UYINUTP24GR68CXV
    Media URN:
    VLVACID7BS0T0UYINUTP24GR68CXV
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    08/03/1969
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:25:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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