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    THE CAUCUS OF SOUTH AFRICA'S RULING NATIONAL PARTY YESTERDAY (TUESDAY CHOSE MR. BALTHAZAR JOHN VORSTER?

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    THE CAUCUS OF SOUTH AFRICA'S RULING NATIONAL PARTY YESTERDAY (TUESDAY CHOSE MR. BALTHAZAR JOHN VORSTER AS ITS NEW LEADER. HE ALSO BECAME PRIME MINISTER IN SUCCESSION TO DR. HENDRIK VERWOERD, WHO WAS ASSASSINATED LAST WEEK.

    THE CAUCUS MET IN THE SENATE IN CAPE TOWN, AND ELECTED MR. VORSTER UNANIMOUSLY. THEN HE AND HIS COLLEAGUES WALKED OUT ONTO THE STEPS OF THE SENATE. BELOW, THE CAMERAS AND A CROWD OF WHITES WAITED FOR THE NEW PRIME MINISTER. HE SPOKE TO THEM FIRST IN AFRIKAANS, AND THEN IN ENGLISH HE APPEALED FOR UNITY AMONG THE WHITES....
    MR. VORSTER'S DAUGHTER WAS IN THE CROWD THAT HEARD HIM, AND AFTER HE SPOKE HE WALKED DOWN THE STEPS TO LEAD HIS WIFE UP TO MEET MINISTERS AND OTHER PARTY LEADERS.

    HE MADE ONLY ONE CHANGE IN DR. VERWOERD'S GOVERNMENT--HE APPOINTED AN OLD FRIEND TO HIS OWN FORMER POST OF MINISTER OF JUSTICE.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAF4O0PQ5WLC6KL4F513KYDV4GF
    Media URN:
    VLVAF4O0PQ5WLC6KL4F513KYDV4GF
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    14/09/1966
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:10:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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