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    THE PRESIDENT OF THE REPUBLIC OF DAHOMEY, DR. EMILE DERLIN ZINSOU, LAST FRIDAY (NOVEMBER 15)?

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    THE PRESIDENT OF THE REPUBLIC OF DAHOMEY, DR. EMILE DERLIN ZINSOU, LAST FRIDAY (NOVEMBER 15) ATTENDED THE OFFICIALS REOPENING OF THE SUPREME COURT IN THE CAPITAL COTONOU. IT WAS THE FIRST SUCH CEREMONY PRESIDENT ZINSOU HAD ATTENDED SINCE BECOMING THE REPUBLIC'S FIRST CIVILIAN PRESIDENT IN JULY FOLLOWING TWO AND A HALF YEARS OF MILITARY RULE.

    IN HIS SPEECH, THE PRESIDENT OF THE SUPREME COURT, M. LOUIS IGNACIO PINTO, SAID THE COURT WAS DELIGHTED TO WELCOME PRESIDENT ZINSOU TO THE CEREMONY. HE THEN WENT ON TO LIST THE FUNCTIONS OF THE SUPREME COURT IN CONSTITUTIONAL, ADMINISTRATIVE AND JUDICIARY MATTERS. ALSO PRESENT AT THE CEREMONY WERE THE PRESIDENT OF THE ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL COUNCIL, M. TAIROU COGNACOU, MEMBERS OF THE DIPLOMATIC CORPS AND OTHER OFFICIALS.

    LATER THE SAME DAY, PRESIDENT ZINSOU WENT TO THE GODOMEY BRIDGE, ON THE ROAD FROM COTONOU TO BOHICHON, WHERE HE WATCHED THE FIRST TRAFFIC FOLLOWING OVER THE STRENGTHENED AND RECONSTRUCTED BRIDGE. THE IMPORTANT ROAD HAD BEEN CUT FOR SOME TIME, AND THE RECONSTRUCTION WORK HAD BEEN CARRIED OUT BY MILITARY ENGINEERS.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAEFICLBDN5FMYOBGTGXAGR33X3
    Media URN:
    VLVAEFICLBDN5FMYOBGTGXAGR33X3
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    18/11/1968
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:46:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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