• Short Summary

    The opening of the Iraqi Parliament took place today at the Houses of Parliament in Baghdad.

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    The opening of the Iraqi Parliament took place today at the Houses of Parliament in Baghdad. The Prime Minister, Nuri es-Said waited with his ministers for the arrival of King Feisal.

    The constitution of the Iraqi parliament is based on the British Constitution, but there were few of those embellishments - such as Black Rod - which make the opening of the British Parliament so colourful.

    In Iraq there is no Party System, with no 'opposition' party sitting in Parliament. Nuri-es-Said was invited by the King to form a government and did so on March 3rd. This is the government which is now reassembling after the recess.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAERZ8OGN6MCVQ41PDSYAFTSF3J
    Media URN:
    VLVAERZ8OGN6MCVQ41PDSYAFTSF3J
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    10/05/1958
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:52:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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