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    PRESIDENT HABIS BOURGUIBA OF TUNISIA PRESIDED OVER THE SWEARING IN CEREMONY FOR THE COUNTRY'S NEW GOVERNMENT YESTERDAY AT THE PRESIDENTIAL PALACE IN SUBURBAN CARTHAGE.

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    PRESIDENT HABIS BOURGUIBA OF TUNISIA PRESIDED OVER THE SWEARING IN CEREMONY FOR THE COUNTRY'S NEW GOVERNMENT YESTERDAY AT THE PRESIDENTIAL PALACE IN SUBURBAN CARTHAGE.

    AMONG THE NEW MINISTERS AND DEPUTIES ATTENDING THE CEREMONY WAS THE COUNTRY'S FIRST PRIME MINISTER MR. BAHI LADGHAM, WHO HAS APPOINTED TO THE POST BY THE PRESIDENT AFTER HE WON RE-ELECTION FOR A THIRD FIVE-YEAR TERM ON NOVEMBER 2. THE AILING 67-YEAR-OLD PRESIDENT TOLD THE CONSTITUTIONAL COUNCIL WHEN HE MADE THE APPOINTMENT THAT THE PRIME MINISTER WOULD SUCCEED HIM AS INTERIM PRESIDENT SHOULD HE DIED SUDDENLY. PRESIDENT BOURGUIDA IS SLOWLY RECOVERING FROM A HEART ATTACK AND HEPATITIS -- A LIVER COMPLAINTS.

    M. LADGHAM HAS ASSUMED PROGRESSIVELY MORE IMPORTANCE IN TUNISIAN POLITICS OVER THE LAST DECADE. IN A GOVERNMENT RESHUFFLE IN SEPTEMBER HE TOOK OVER CO-ORDINATION OF GENERAL AFFAIRS OF STATE, THE SUPERVISION AND EXECUTION OF NATIONAL DEVELOPMENT PLANS AND CONTROL OF PUBLIC EXPENDITURE.

    EDUCATION MINISTER M. AHMED BAN SALAH, ONCE A POWERFUL CONTENDER FOR THE SUCCESSION TO THE PRESIDENCY, WAS DROPPED FROM THE CABINET. HE WAS OUSTED FROM HIS PORTFOLIO IN FINANCE AND ECONOMIC PLANNING IN RESHUFFLE IN SEPTEMBER AFTER HE WAS BLAMED FOR A FIASCO IN HIS CO-OPERATIVE FARM POLICY. IT LED TO A CRISIS OVER THE SUCCESSION TO THE PRESIDENCY AND THE COUNTRY'S FUTURE ECONOMIC POLICY.

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    Film ID:
    VLVACO2HBQXUCUNRWQPXJ8DWKCE2E
    Media URN:
    VLVACO2HBQXUCUNRWQPXJ8DWKCE2E
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    11/11/1969
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:05:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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