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    Spain's chief of State General Francisco Franco squashed any ideas of the country returning to a multi-party system when he opened a new session of Cortes (Parliament) in Madrid yesterday (18 November).

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    GV Street PAN TO Las Cortes building
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    SV Canopy over entrance
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    GV & SV Horseguards riding past (2 shots)
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    SV Crowd watches from rooftops
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    GV Guard
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    LV Franco from car and greeted, accompanied by Prince Juan Carlos
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    SV Ministers lined up
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    SV PAN Franco salutes guard of honour
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    SV Franco and Prince Juan Carlos greet ministers
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    SV PAN Franco, Prince Carlos and others enter building.
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    Background: Spain's chief of State General Francisco Franco squashed any ideas of the country returning to a multi-party system when he opened a new session of Cortes (Parliament) in Madrid yesterday (18 November). General Franco, who was accompanied by Prince Juan Carlos--designated next King of Spain--declared that a multi-party system was "a vain and sterile dream". To maintain unity, all political activity would continue to be channelled through his National Movement, the country's only legally recognised political organisation.

    SYNOPSIS: The attention of Spain focused on the Cortes--the country's Parliament building in Madrid--on Friday. The Parliament's new session was due to be opened by the country's chief of state, general Franco, and a major policy statement was in the offing. Ached lie four years during which the legislature will remain in session.

    General Franco arrived by car with the man designated next King of Spain, Prince Juan Carlos. In his subsequent speech, General Franco dismissed the idea that the country might return to a multi-party political system as "a vain and sterile dream".

    The General, here greeting his ministers, declared that all political activity would continue to pass through his National Movement, the only recognised political organisation. This would help preserve national unity. In a reference to recent labour troubles, he blamed outside influences for fomenting unrest.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA34R2C5P2O0E8HULC3ZN7PRL8N
    Media URN:
    VLVA34R2C5P2O0E8HULC3ZN7PRL8N
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    19/11/1971
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:00:00
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    N/A

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