• Short Summary

    In Bolivia, the exiled left-wing leader, Hernan Siles Zuazo, has been elected as the first constitutional president since the armed forces seized power in a coup two years ago.

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    LA PAZ, BOLIVIA FILE AND OCTOBER 2, 1982 (REUTERS DANIEL BAUER)

    CU (FILE) New President, Hernan Siles Zuazo, speaking

    GVs EXTERIORS Parliament building in La Paz

    GVs INTERIORS PAN OVER Delegates of Congress SVs Delegates talking (3 shots)

    GV Public watching Congress from galleries

    GVs Congress in session (2 shots)

    SV Delegate addressing house greeted with wild applause
    GV HIGH ANGLE PAN OVER Congress in session

    GVs Delegates casting votes (2 shots)

    GV TILT UP FROM Congress floor TO public watching from balconies

    Background: In Bolivia, the exiled left-wing leader, Hernan Siles Zuazo, has been elected as the first constitutional president since the armed forces seized power in a coup two years ago. The former revolutionary was voted into a four-year term by an overwhelming majority of the Congress. He was forced into exile in 1980, but the armed forces have surrendered power in the face of the worst economic crisis in Bolivia's history. The Congress was re-convened after the country was paralysed by a general strike. Senor Zuazo returns to the country with a broad mandate of popular support, but he faces severe economic problems, political divisions within his own party, and the continued threat of renewed military intervention. The first meeting of the Congress was watched by hundreds of citizens, and the newly-elected president was due to arrive in La Paz from Peru on October 8. The Union of State-employed Miners, who produce most of Bolivia's vital tin exports, have ordered an end to their crippling three-week-old strike in an effort to help the newly-elected president.
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    Film ID:
    VLVA12MFG5YC6N59FM4UGITXFG90X
    Media URN:
    VLVA12MFG5YC6N59FM4UGITXFG90X
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    07/10/1982
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:41:00
    Time in/Out:
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    Canister:
    N/A

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