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    In Senegal, President Leopold Senghor, who has pioneered extensive political reforms, has been presented with the first edition of a new French book on revolutionaries in a small ceremony in the capital, Dakar, on Wednesday (4 January).

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    In Senegal, President Leopold Senghor, who has pioneered extensive political reforms, has been presented with the first edition of a new French book on revolutionaries in a small ceremony in the capital, Dakar, on Wednesday (4 January).

    SYNOPSIS: The presentation took place at the headquarters of the recently re-named ruling Socialist Party and was attended by Prime Minister Abdou Diouf and other ministers.

    President Senghor, who was greeted by M. Roland de Boistel, head of the firm which published the book "The Great Revolutionaries", has implemented sweeping political reforms in Senegal. He has introduced a controlled, three-party system. Two other parties have been formed and elections are due this year.

    The book includes sections on major figures in Senegal's own development as an independent socialist state alongside pieces on such revolutionaries as Karl Marx, Chairman Mao and Che Guevara. Before making the presentation, M. Boistel praised President Senghor as an excellent example of a Socialist in power who has tried to involve the nation in the socialist life.

    After receiving the book the President said the gift honoured not only his own efforts, but those of the whole Senegalese People.

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    Film ID:
    VLVADYNC18QFJD2UN28PH0XH7U0YM
    Media URN:
    VLVADYNC18QFJD2UN28PH0XH7U0YM
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    07/01/1978
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:06:00
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    Canister:
    N/A

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