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    CONGO-BRAZZAVILLE'S SUPREME RULING BODY - THE NATIONAL COUNCIL OF THE REVOLUTION - TODAY NAMED MAJOR MARIEN NGOUABI AS PRESIDENT AND HEAD OF STATE.

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    CONGO-BRAZZAVILLE'S SUPREME RULING BODY - THE NATIONAL COUNCIL OF THE REVOLUTION - TODAY NAMED MAJOR MARIEN NGOUABI AS PRESIDENT AND HEAD OF STATE.

    PRESIDENT NGOUABI TAKES OVER THE RULE OF CONGO-BRAZZAVILLE FOLLOWING IN ARMY-LED RISING IN JULY, WHEN THE REGIME OF PRESIDENT ALPHONSE MASSEMBA DEBAT WAS DEPOSED.

    PRESIDENT NGOUABI WAS A PARATROOP CAPTAIN LITTLE KNOWN OUTSIDE HIS OWN COUNTRY WHEN THE UPRISING TOPPLED THE DEBAT GOVERNMENT, BUT HE WAS ELECTED PRESIDENT OF THE NATIONAL COUNCIL OF THE REVOLUTION, A POSITION HE HAS HELD EVER SINCE.

    TODAY'S GOVERNMENT ANNOUNCEMENTS FROM BRAZZAVILLE SHOW THAT AS WELL AS BECOMING PRESIDENT, M. NGOUABI WILL CONTROL THE MINISTRY OF SECURITY AND NATIONAL DEFENCE.

    THE POST OF PRIME MINISTER OF CONGO-BRAZZAVILLE, HELD BY COMMANDER ALFREDO RAOUL, IS UNCHANGED. COMMANDER RAOUL WAS, UNTIL TODAY, THE COUNTRY'S HEAD OF STATE.

    THE ARMY FIRST DEPOSED FORMER PRESIDENT DEBAT LAST SUMMER, BUT HE WAS REINSTATED WITH CURTAILED POWERS. HE WAS FINALLY DEPOSED LAST SEPTEMBER WHEN MILITARY LEADERS SAID HE HAD TRIED TO REGAIN FULL CONTROL, USING A REVOLT BY THE NATIONAL YOUTH ORGANISATION WHICH RESULTED IN AN ESTIMATED 300 CASUALTIES.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAENKBJ566RX0BJ9V1E4N585QGO
    Media URN:
    VLVAENKBJ566RX0BJ9V1E4N585QGO
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    01/01/1969
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:15:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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