Czech Communist Party vote to elect a new president. Ludvik Svoboda wins.
NEW CZECH PRESIDENT LUDWIK SVOBODA.
MS Pan down exterior Czech Parliament Building to show camera crews and press outside. Var. shots interior the Spanish Hall of Prague Castle where the Central Committee of Czech Communist Party are meeting to decide by free vote the election of a new president. The meeting is addressed by unknown speakers. (Mute). Var. shots party members casting their votes. Var. shots after the vote counting the new president is announced (mute) as Ludvik Svoboda. The party stand and applaud as he makes his way to platform and addresses the members. MS Guns firing to announce naming of new president. MS Flag being hoisted on Parliament Building after announcement. Var. shots as the new president Ludvik Svoboda makes his way through a packed Parliament Square and addresses crowd from balcony.
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