• Short Summary

    THE NEW BELGIAN GOVERNMENT WAS SWORN IN BY KING BAUDOUIN IN BRUSSELS YESTERDAY (WEDNESDAY) AFTER THE COUNTRY'S LONGEST POLITICAL CRISIS.

  • Description

    THE NEW BELGIAN GOVERNMENT WAS SWORN IN BY KING BAUDOUIN IN BRUSSELS YESTERDAY (WEDNESDAY) AFTER THE COUNTRY'S LONGEST POLITICAL CRISIS. THE GOVERNMENT, HEADED BY M. PIERRE HARMEL, CONSISTS OF 15 SOCIAL CHRISTIANS (ROMAN CATHOLICS) AND 12 SOCIALIST MINISTERS.

    M. HARMEL, A PROFESSOR OF LAW AT LIEGE UNIVERSITY, HAS TWO MINISTERIAL POSTS SPECIALLY AIMED AT RECONCILING THE TWO LANGUAGE GROUPS: THE FLEMISH AND THE FRENCH-SPEAKERS. M. ALBERT DE CLERCK, A 51-YEAR-OLD YPRES-BORN LAWYERS, BECOMES MINISTERS FOR FLEMISH CULTURE, AND M. PAUL DE STEXHE, AGED 52, CHARLERO, LAWYER, WILL BE MINISTER FOR FRENCH CULTURE.

    POLITICAL AND CULTURAL RIVALRIES BETWEEN THE TWO GROUPS CAUSED A LONG POLITICAL CRISIS IN BELGIUM, BEGINNING WITH THE RESIGNATION OF THE GOVERNMENT ON MAY 24.

    THE POST OF FOREIGN MINISTER IN M. HARMEL'S CABINET WILL BE UNCHANGED - M. PAUL-HENRI SPAAK, VETERAN SOCIALIST STATESMAN AND ONE OF THE ARCHITECTS OF EUROPEAN UNITY, REMAINS.

    BELGIUM'S FIRST WOMAN MINISTER, 52-YEAR-OLD-MADAME MARGUERITE DE RIEMAECKER-LEGOT - A MOTHER OF TWO CHILDREN - TAKES HER SEAT IN PARLIAMENT TODAY IN CHARGE OF THE NEW DEPARTMENT OF FAMILY AFFAIRS. A BRILLIANT LAWYER AND A SOCIAL CHRISTIAN BACKBENCHER, MADAME DE RIEMAECKER WILL LOOK AFTER THE INTERESTS OF BELGIUM'S YOUTH. HER DUTIES ARE EXPECTED TO BE OUTLINED IN A POLICY STATEMENT BY M. HARMEL

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    Film ID:
    VLVAE9X9AN1Z369YHE7FMD9YE7IWR
    Media URN:
    VLVAE9X9AN1Z369YHE7FMD9YE7IWR
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    29/07/1965
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:38:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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