• Short Summary

    THE COMMANDER OF THE CONGO (BRAZZAVILLE) ARMY, CAPTAIN MARIEN NGOUABI, WAS YESTERDAY (FRIDAY) ELECTED PRESIDENT OF THE COUNTRY'S NATIONAL COUNCIL OF THE REVOLUTION.

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    THE COMMANDER OF THE CONGO (BRAZZAVILLE) ARMY, CAPTAIN MARIEN NGOUABI, WAS YESTERDAY (FRIDAY) ELECTED PRESIDENT OF THE COUNTRY'S NATIONAL COUNCIL OF THE REVOLUTION. THE ANNOUNCEMENT CAME AS THE CONGO REPUBLIC CELEBRATED IT FIFTH ANNIVERSARY.

    THE NATIONAL COUNCIL, SET UP AFTER THE ARMY INSURRECTION LED BY CAPTAIN NGOUABI EARLIER THIS MONTH, APPOINTS THE PRIME MINISTER, AND THE PRESIDENT CANNOT DISMISS A MINISTER WITHOUT ITS APPROVAL.

    PRESIDENT ALPHONSE MASSAMBA-DEBAT ANNOUNCED ITS FORMATION ON AUGUST 5 WHEN HE FORMED A NEW GOVERNMENT TO REPLACE THE ONE WHICH RESIGNED AFTER THE ARMY COUP.

    IN HIS ANNIVERSARY SPEECH, PRESIDENT MASSAMBA-DEBAT SAID THAT THE CONGO REPUBLIC WAS DEVELOPING ON A BASE OF SOCIALISM AND WOULD MAINTAIN FRIENDLY RELATIONS WITH ALL COUNTRIES, CAPITALIST OR SOCIALIST.

    AFTER HIS SPEECH, A PARADE OF MILITARY AND CIVIL DEFENCE UNITS MARCHED PAST THE OFFICIAL PARTY FOLLOWED BY GROUPS OF TRADITIONAL DANCERS IN COSTUME.

    THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE THEN CHEERED THE PRESIDENT AS HE LEFT THE PLATFORM AND RETURNED TO THE PALACE. AMONG THE DIGNITARIES PRESENT WAS M. YVON BOURG, THE FRENCH MINISTER OF STATE FOR CO-OPERATION WITH FRENCH-SPEAKING AFRICAN COUNTRIES.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAEAQ2RKDE2TZBT694305Z3T01O
    Media URN:
    VLVAEAQ2RKDE2TZBT694305Z3T01O
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    18/08/1968
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:16:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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