• Short Summary

    A new Rhodesian Parliament officially began its term of office on Tuesday (27 August) - and right from the first the problems of African nationalists and relations with neighbouring African territories dominated.

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    A new Rhodesian Parliament officially began its term of office on Tuesday (27 August) - and right from the first the problems of African nationalists and relations with neighbouring African territories dominated.

    At the opening of the new parliamentary session - following last month's general election - President Clifford Dupont declared that Rhodesia will try to establish friendly relations with whatever government comes to power in the neighbouring Portuguese Territory of Mozambique. He also made it clear that the government will continue to seek a solution to its constitutional dispute with Britain.

    One of the first actions of the new government was the imposition of a ten percent income tax surcharge, mainly to meet increased costs of fighting African nationalists.

    Tuesday's opening of Parliament was also notable for the introduction of Rhodesia's new national anthem - Beethoven's Ode to Joy from the Ninth Symphony. Rhodesia dropped the use of "God Save the Queen" in 1970 when it declared itself a republic.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAD8RSRHOAC7SL6FEVF3QXQ3GDE
    Media URN:
    VLVAD8RSRHOAC7SL6FEVF3QXQ3GDE
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    30/08/1974
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:57:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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