• Short Summary

    In Tanzania the ruling Revolutionary Party has met to elect 40 members to its national executive committee.

  • Description

    1.
    GV & LV PAN Delegates marching in procession towards the Diamond Jubilee Hall (2 shots)
    0.19

    2.
    TV President Julius Nyerere arrives by car
    0.29

    3.
    SV Nyerere greeted by Vice President Aboud Jumbe (wearing white) and others
    0.48

    4.
    SV & CU INTERIOR Delegates seated in hall watching Young Pioneers singing and dancing (2 shots)
    1.07

    5.
    SV President Nyerere applauds and sits down
    1.14

    6.
    GV PAN FROM Delegates To officials
    1.26

    7.
    SV PAN FROM Vice President Jumbe TO President Nyerere making a joke in Swahili and laughing with the audience
    1.45



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    Background: In Tanzania the ruling Revolutionary Party has met to elect 40 members to its national executive committee. President Julius Nyerere was in the chair at Tuesday's (18 October) opening session of the party's first national conference in the capital of Dar Es Salaam.

    SYNOPSIS: Nearly fifteen hundred delegates from all over Tanzania attended the meeting in Dar es Salaam's Diamond Jubilee Hall. It was expected to take three days to complete the elections, allowing each of the 85 candidates time to make a speech.

    President Nyerere told delegates the formation of the national executive committee was in accordance with the constitution of the Revolutionary Party, the country's only political party which was formed in February. Vice president Aboud Jumbe explained that 20 members would be elected from mainland Tanzania and 20 from the islands of Zanzibar and Pemba, because the Revolutionary Party was formed from the island-based Afro-Shirazi party and the mainland Tanu party.

    At the opening session, delegates were entertained by members of the Young Pioneers group. A national Youth Organisation has recently been formed by the Revolutionary Party along with four other mass movements.

    The other movements are the Unions of Tanzanian Women, Tanzanian Workers, Cooperative Societies and the Tanzanian Parents' Association. They're intended to be open to all Tanzanians and active throughout the country, although leadership will be restricted to members of the ruling party.

    After their election the new members of the National Executive were to hold their own meeting to choose thirty people to sit on the executive's Central Committee. In addition, President Nyerere was to nominate 10 members of his own choosing.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAEXO36I9PMAC2HQ181CL732J52
    Media URN:
    VLVAEXO36I9PMAC2HQ181CL732J52
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    19/10/1977
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:46:00
    Time in/Out:
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    Canister:
    N/A

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