• Short Summary

    Thailand's new Parliament was formally opened in Bangkok on Friday.

    The opening ceremony took place with?

  • Description

    1.
    LV PARLIAMENT BUILDING
    3 ft

    2.
    THAI FLAG FLYING ABOVE PARLIAMENT
    4 ft

    3.
    GV MEMBERS OF PARLIAMENT ARRIVING (3 SHOTS)
    9 ft

    4.
    GV PARLIAMENT OPENING
    17 ft

    5.
    SV KING OPENING PARLIAMENT
    19 ft

    6.
    GV CEREMONY FINISHING
    28 ft

    7.
    GV MEMBERS OF PARLIAMENT POSING FOR NEWSMEN
    32 ft

    8.
    GV NEWSMEN
    33 ft

    9.
    GV MR. SENI MEETING NEW MEMBERS
    41 ft



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    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: Thailand's new Parliament was formally opened in Bangkok on Friday.

    The opening ceremony took place with great pomp and pageantry amidst and air of celebration, despite the fact that the major conservative parties have still not yet decided on the exact make up of the new coalition government.

    The new government came to power in the general elections held earlier this month.

    Opening the new Parliament, King Bhumibol Adulyadej told the 279 members they had a great responsibility for the country's security. The King warned the legislators to keep the country moving towards a stable democracy.

    The former Prime Minister, Mr. Kukrit Pramoj, did jot attend ceremony, although his deputy, Mr. Pramarn Adireksan, was amongst those present. Mr. Kukrit will step down as Thai leader as soon as the new coalition government has been formed. The new government will be led by Mr. Kukrit's brother, Mr. Seni Pramoj.

    The new Parliament is expected to elect a Speaker and Vice-Speaker next Monday.

    The atmosphere was optimistic as the newly appointed members of Parliament posed for newsmen and met Mr. Seni.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA1A5OOEZJ50A1GYBD2G6BDFDS2
    Media URN:
    VLVA1A5OOEZJ50A1GYBD2G6BDFDS2
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    17/04/1976
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:06:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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