• Short Summary

    GENERAL EMILIO GARRASTAZU MEDICE, NAMED BY BRAZIL'S ARMED FORCES AS THE COUNTRY'S NEXT PRESIDENT, PLEDGED THAT HE WOULD RETURN THE COUNTRY TO DEMOCRATIC GOVERNMENT WHEN HE SPOKE ON A NATION-WIDE TELEVISION CIRCUIT ON TUESDAY NIGHT.

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    RIO STREETS SCENES; ANNOUNCER INTRODUCING MEDICE; MEDICE SPEAKING.




    Initials AH/VS/DW/ES



    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: GENERAL EMILIO GARRASTAZU MEDICE, NAMED BY BRAZIL'S ARMED FORCES AS THE COUNTRY'S NEXT PRESIDENT, PLEDGED THAT HE WOULD RETURN THE COUNTRY TO DEMOCRATIC GOVERNMENT WHEN HE SPOKE ON A NATION-WIDE TELEVISION CIRCUIT ON TUESDAY NIGHT.

    THE 63-YEAR-OLD GENERAL GAVE NO DETAILS OF HOW HE WOULD SUCCEED PRESIDENT ARTHUR DA COSTA E SILVIA, WHO WAS PARTLY PARALYSED BY A STROKE MORE THAN A MONTH AGO. DURING THE INTERIM, BRAZIL HAS BEEN CONTROLLED BY A THREE-MAN JUNTA OF ARMED FORCES MINISTERS.

    GENERAL MEDICE'S SUCCESSION TO PRESIDENTIAL OFFICE WAS OFFICIALLY ANNOUNCED ON TUESDAY BY THE HIGH COMMANDS OF THE ARMY, NAVY AND AIR FORCE.

    DURING HIS TELEVISION APPEARANCE, THE GENERAL WARNED THAT HE WOULD PUNISH TERRORISM AND CLAMP DOWN ON CORRUPTION AND SUBVERSION. BUT HIS CHIEF PRIORITY, HE SAID, WAS THAT BRAZILIAN SHOULD BE FREE, AND BY THE END OF HIS TERM AS PRESIDENT HE HOPED TO HAVE ESTABLISHED A RETURN TO DEMOCRACY, AS WELL PLACING THE COUNTRY'S ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT ON A SECURE BASIS.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA4WFK5R2XWS8NRXND7QH6JEXKG
    Media URN:
    VLVA4WFK5R2XWS8NRXND7QH6JEXKG
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    09/10/1969
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:06:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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