The Popular Revolutionary Movement which rules Zaire has established a Central Committee to bring the party's functions into full play.
GV Presidential barge tied up on bank of river, Kinshasa, Zaire
SV ZOOM OUT FROM Name on barge (Kamanyola)
GV President Mobutu Sese Seko's helicopter landing on deck
CU Soldiers present arms
SV President Mobutu gets out of helicopter and shakes hands with naval officers (2 shots)
SV President Mobutu shaking hands with members of Political Bureau (2 shots)
GV INTERIOR President Mobutu taking his place at conference table
CU Ministers seated
CU President Mobutu talking to minister
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Background: The Popular Revolutionary Movement which rules Zaire has established a Central Committee to bring the party's functions into full play. The decision was made at a meeting of the Political Bureau of the party, held in early August.
SYNOPSIS; The Presidential barge was the venue for the meetings of the Political Bureau, just across the river from neighbouring Congo. Zaire currently is in dispute with Zambia over the occupation of a mineral rich area in the Zambian province of Kaputa. That issue is just one of the problems being faced by the fifteen-year-old administration of President Mobutu Sese Seko. The function of President Mobutu's new Central committee is to streamline the workings of government.
The popular Revolutionary Movement--the only official party in Zaire--consists of five distinct parts. There's the Congress, the Political Bureau, which is this body the Legislative organisation, and Executive Committee and the judicial Committee. The newly created 120-member Central Committee appointed by President Mobutu has been set up to establish the party's principles and policies, offer proposals and make decisions, and nominate candidates for leading posts in the government.