• Short Summary

    Portugal's two largest political parties on Tuesday (30 September) publicly threw their weight behind Prime Minister Jose Pinheiro de Azevedo's new government with a mass rally in the capital, Lisbon.

  • Description

    Portugal's two largest political parties on Tuesday (30 September) publicly threw their weight behind Prime Minister Jose Pinheiro de Azevedo's new government with a mass rally in the capital, Lisbon.

    More then ten thousand Socialists and member of the centre-left popular Democrats party marched through the streets of Lisbon led by socialist party chief, Dr. Mario Soares.

    Chanting slogans supporting Admiral Azevedo's attempt to crack down on the extreme left, the rally made its way to the Sao Bente palace in the city, the seat of the Constituent Assembly. Dr. Soares entered the Assembly, and minutes later appeared on a balcony with the Prime Minister, and other leaders.

    Premier Azevedo told the cheering crowd that his II-day government had been plagued by disorder from the far left. Earlier in the week, some extreme left-wing troops defied government orders to occupy left-wing controlled television and radio stations in the capital.

    The combined Socialist the Popular Democrats rally was organised to counter extreme left reaction to the occupations.

    Dr. Soares described Admiral Azeveodo's government -- Portugal's sixth since last year's revolution -- as a government of the left and a government of hope, "able to consolidate the great conquest of our revolution".

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    Film ID:
    VLVALBR5X7RRHJQGYMR111B4198B
    Media URN:
    VLVALBR5X7RRHJQGYMR111B4198B
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    02/10/1975
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:00:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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