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    Mwalimu Julius Kambarage Nyerere was sworn in as President of the United Republic of Tanzania for another five year term in Dar Es Salaam, on Saturday (1 November).

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    Mwalimu Julius Kambarage Nyerere was sworn in as President of the United Republic of Tanzania for another five year term in Dar Es Salaam, on Saturday (1 November).

    President Nyerere was returned to power in the country's third post-independence Presidential and Parliamentary elections last week. In a yes and no ballot President Nyerere received an overwhelming yes vote of 4,168,457 compared to only three hundred thousand no votes.

    The 53-year-old leader has served 13 years as his country's President. He was deeply involved in Tanzania's struggle for independence during the 1950's and emerged as its logical leader.

    He was the only candidate in the Presidential election, but he had to win a majority. His final majority was 91.5 per cent.

    When Dr. Nyerere accepted the TANU .. Tanzania's only political party .. nomination for the Presidency he indicated that this five year term could be his last.

    He said there were dangers in constantly choosing the same man for President and emphasised the need to choose another leader soon to avoid a succession crisis.

    Nearly all the Tanzanian Cabinet members, who also faced re-election, were voted back into Parliament. Only two of those who faced the voters were not returned.

    They were Simon Chiwanga, former Minister for National Education, and Musobi Mageni, Minister for lands, housing and Urban Development.

    President Nyerere's swearing in ceremony on Saturday was a traditionally colourful affair. It was attended by First Vice-President Aboud Jumbe and Prime Minister Rashidi Kawawa.

    Tribal dancers and musicians provided the entertainment with the aid of police and military brass bands.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAECL9LKRB01V00ISKYL68YN64H
    Media URN:
    VLVAECL9LKRB01V00ISKYL68YN64H
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    02/11/1975
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:10:00
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