• Short Summary

    The Portuguese cabinet met on Tuesday (18 November) amid warnings of an impending coup and threats of secession from the Atlantic islands of the Azores.

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    The Portuguese cabinet met on Tuesday (18 November) amid warnings of an impending coup and threats of secession from the Atlantic islands of the Azores.

    The Cabinet are believed to have discussed the lack of military discipline in the capital, Lisbon where there are fears of a takeover by the extreme left. The government is even considering moving to the more conservative north.

    In the Azores about 23,000 demonstrators marched in the main islands on Monday (17 November) night demanding independence. General Altino Pinto de Magalhaes, the governor of the archipelago has issued a statement condemning "anarchy" on the mainland.

    During the day Commander Boteiro Leal, spokesman for Prime Minister Jose Pinheiro de Azevedo, told a Reuters correspondent in Lisbon that the crisis was so acute that some way out had to be found.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAE0SQX0CYO3W8R272LUH1YL55F
    Media URN:
    VLVAE0SQX0CYO3W8R272LUH1YL55F
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    19/11/1975
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:00:38:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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