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    LEOPOLD-SEDAR SENGHOR, DECLARED RE-ELECTED PRESIDENT OF SENEGAL ON DECEMBER 5TH, TOOK THE OATH OF OFFICE IN THE NATIONAL ASSEMBLY BUILDING ON DECEMBER 8TH.

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    LEOPOLD-SEDAR SENGHOR, DECLARED RE-ELECTED PRESIDENT OF SENEGAL ON DECEMBER 5TH, TOOK THE OATH OF OFFICE IN THE NATIONAL ASSEMBLY BUILDING ON DECEMBER 8TH. THE ASSEMBLY WAS FILLED BY MEMBERS OF THE SUPREME COURT, POLITICAL LEADERS, MEMBERS OF THE ARMED FORCES AND ACADEMIC DIGNITARIES. THE PRESIDENT'S WIFE, MADAME SENGHOR, TOO, WAS IN THE AUDIENCE TO WATCH THE CEREMONY.

    THE SUPREME COURT PRESIDENT. M. ISSAC FORSTER, DECLARED M. SENGHOR RE-ELECTED FOLLOWING ELECTIONS OF DECEMBER 1ST IN WHICH HE WAS THE SOLE CANDIDATE. IT WAS ANNOUNCED THAT PRESIDENT SENGHOR 100 PER CENT OF THE VOTES CAST, WHICH REPRESENTED 85 PER CENT OF THE ELECTORATE.

    IN HIS NEW CABINET. PRESIDENT SENGHOR HAS PLACED TWO MINISTERS CHOSEN FROM THE OPPOSITION PARTY. THEY ARE M. AGDOU DIOD (PUBLIC WORKS) AND M. MUSTAPHA SECK (FUEL AND MINES) WHO JOIN A CABINET REDUCED FROM 18 TO 16. SIGNIFICANT AMONG THE OTHER CHANGES IS THE PROMOTION GIVEN TO M. DOUDOU THIAM. BESIDES LOOKING AFTER FOREIGN AFFAIRS, HE TAKES OVER RESPONSIBILITY FOR RELATIONS BETWEEN THE PRESIDENT AND THE NATIONAL ASSEMBLY. HE HAS ALSO VIRTUALLY BECOMES VICE-PRESIDENT, A POSITION NOT SPECIFIED UNDER THE SENEGAL CONSTITUTION.

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    Film ID:
    VLVACYUJPAP3TLV0FXP8PDBZLSLUL
    Media URN:
    VLVACYUJPAP3TLV0FXP8PDBZLSLUL
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    11/12/1963
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:21:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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