• Short Summary

    THE SENEGALESE NATIONAL ASSEMBLY YESTERDAY (WEDNESDAY) HELD AN ELECTION TO CHOOSE A NEW PRESIDENT TO SUCCEED M.

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    THE SENEGALESE NATIONAL ASSEMBLY YESTERDAY (WEDNESDAY) HELD AN ELECTION TO CHOOSE A NEW PRESIDENT TO SUCCEED M. LAMINE GUEYE, WHO DIED ON JUNE 10. MORE THAN 60 MEMBERS OF THE ASSEMBLY VOTED IN THE ELECTION, WHICH RESULTED IN THE APPOINTMENT OF M. AMADOU CISSE DIA, AS THE NEW PRESIDENT.

    OPENING THE EXTRAORDINARY SESSION, THE VICE PRESIDENT OF THE NATIONAL ASSEMBLY, MR. SAMBA GUEYE, PROPOSED AN ADJOURNMENT BEFORE THE VOTING, IN HONOUR OF THE PAST PRESIDENT.

    LATER, THE DELEGATES CAST THEIR VOTES TO DECIDE THE NEW PRESIDENT. AMONG THOSE VOTING WAS THE ONLY FEMALE MEMBER OF THE ASSEMBLY, MME. DEMBA DIOP.

    WHEN THE VOTES WERE COUNTED AND M. CISSE DIA WAS DECLARED THE NEW PRESIDENT OF THE ASSEMBLY, THE DELEGATES ROUNDLY APPLAUDED THE DECISION.

    IN HIS SPEECH, MR. CISSE DIA PAID TRIBUTE TO THE LATE M. GUEYE, WHO HE SAID WOULD BE REMEMBERED WITH HONOUR BY NOT ONLY THE SENEGALESE MINISTERS BUT BY MINISTERS OF GOVERNMENT THROUGHOUT THE WORLD.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAE8IA07X4ST5NW0JWA4T2RFVJT
    Media URN:
    VLVAE8IA07X4ST5NW0JWA4T2RFVJT
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    26/06/1968
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:00:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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