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    THE NEW CONGO GOVERNMENT, HEADED BY M. EVARISTE KIMBA AS PRIME MINISTER, WAS SWORN-IN LEOPOLDVILLE?

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    THE NEW CONGO GOVERNMENT, HEADED BY M. EVARISTE KIMBA AS PRIME MINISTER, WAS SWORN-IN LEOPOLDVILLE YESTERDAY (MONDAY) BY PRESIDENT JOSEPH KASAVUBU. M. KIMBA REPLACES M. MOISE TSHOMBE, WHO WAS DISMISSED BY THE PRESIDENT.

    M. KIMBA'S CABINET CONSISTS OF 19 MEMBERS, INCLUDING M. LUBAYA, FORMER HEALTH MINISTER, WHO WAS ONE OF M. TSHOMBE'S CHIEF SUPPORTERS. THE FORMER PRIME MINISTER HAS PLEDGED TOTAL PARLIAMENTARY OPPOSITION TO THE NEW GOVERNMENT.

    THE NEW PRIME MINISTER TOLD A PRESS CONFERENCE LATER THAT HIS GOVERNMENT WOULD HAVE NO DIFFICULTY IN GAINING PARLIAMENTARY APPROVAL - WHICH IT MUST DO IN 30 DAYS TO BE CONSTITUTIONAL. THE GOVERNMENT WILL SEEK APPROVAL AFTER PRESIDENT KASAVUBU'S RETURN FROM THE CONFERENCE OF THE ORGANISATION OF AFRICAN UNITY IN ACCRA THIS WEEK.

    THE FORMATION OF THE NEW GOVERNMENT IS REGARDED IN LEOPOLDVILLE AS A FURTHER BLOW TO M. TSHOMBE'S CHANCES IF HE CHALLENGES PRESIDENT KASAVUBU IN THE PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION NEXT YEAR.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAUHAVM5KEI73ZLPEBW3R8SKK6
    Media URN:
    VLVAUHAVM5KEI73ZLPEBW3R8SKK6
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    19/10/1965
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:07:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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