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    MR. ALEXANDER DUBCEK - CZECHOSLOVAKIA'S COMMUNIST PARTY LEADER - HAS PROMISED THAT THE PARTY WILL?

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    MR. ALEXANDER DUBCEK - CZECHOSLOVAKIA'S COMMUNIST PARTY LEADER - HAS PROMISED THAT THE PARTY WILL FORM AND SHAPE A POLITICAL SYSTEM IN KEEPING WITH THE SITUATION IN THE COUNTRY. MR. DUBCEK SAID THIS WHEN ADDRESSING A FULL SESSION OF THE PARTY'S CENTRAL COMMITTEE IN PRAGUE ON MONDAY. THE COMMITTEE IS MEETING TO DISCUSS REFORMS AND THE LIBERATION OF POLITICAL LIFE.

    MR. DUBCEK SAID "WE ARE WITNESSES OF THE UNPRECEDENTED HOPES OF THE REALLY BROAD MASSES" BUT AT THE SAME TIME GAVE AN ASSURANCE THAT THE COMMUNIST PARTY WOULD ADHERE TO COMMUNIST PRINCIPLES LAID DOWN AT THE LAST PARTY CONGRESS IN 1966. HE ADMITTED THAT IN THE LAST FEW YEARS DISSENTION HAD GROWN UP IN THE NATION AS PEOPLE CAME TO EXAMINE CRITICALLY THE ECONOMIC AND POLITICAL FOUNDATION OF THEIR SOCIETY.

    THE COMMUNIST PARTY LEADER EMPHASISED THAT THE PARTY HAD NO LOST CONTROL OF EVENTS BUT HAD LED THEM. MR. DUBCEK STATED THAT THE PARTY WAS NOT CONCERNED WITH "ANY DEMOCRACY BUT A SOCIALIST DEMOCRACY."

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    Film ID:
    VLVADIMGEJ7C1TZXC2SNNL52PR292
    Media URN:
    VLVADIMGEJ7C1TZXC2SNNL52PR292
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    02/04/1968
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:12:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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