• Short Summary

    Bolivia's President, General David Padilla, has sworn in three new Cabinet Ministers. This follows a?

  • Description

    1.
    GV INTERIOR Bolivian officials and new Cabinet Ministers at Quemado Palace in La Paz
    0.05

    2.
    SV Bolivian President David Padilla speaking in Spanish PAN TO Cabinet Ministers and officials listening
    0.18

    3.
    SV Cabinet Ministers raise hands to their faces in gesture of loyalty
    0.21

    4.
    SV Padilla speaking
    0.48

    5.
    SCU Padilla shaking hands with officials as he takes his leave
    1.17


    An armed forces faction, which wants a quick return to democracy, overthrew Bolivia's former right-wing President, Juan Pereda, last November. General Padilla, a moderate, was installed in his place.




    Initials BB/



    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: Bolivia's President, General David Padilla, has sworn in three new Cabinet Ministers. This follows a mass resignation on Monday night (15 January), when fifteen of the country's eighteen Cabinet Ministers handed in their notice.

    SYNOPSIS: On Tuesday (16 January) -- the day after the mass resignation -- General Padilla swore in the new Cabinet Ministers. During a brief swearing-in ceremony, he said the resignations had smoothed the path towards a return to democracy.

    Fifteen of Bolivia's eighteen Cabinet Ministers resigned, saying they wanted to give General Padilla a free hand in choosing a new team. But, so far, only three replacements have been announced. The move follows the promulgation of a series of reforms in Bolivia -- aimed at holding democratically-based elections. General Padilla has promised the country that it will go to the polls on July the first.

    Bolivia's main trade unions have alleged that a right-wing plot is being formulated to prevent the elections being held. In addition, the left-wing People's Democratic Unity coalition has accused groups of businessmen and military officers of plotting a right-wing coup. The unions have now called on their supporters to oppose what they call "fascist groups", which have been removed from the government, but are determined to retain their positions."

  • Tags

  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA506IZADIQUOP8VZWE30236G5F
    Media URN:
    VLVA506IZADIQUOP8VZWE30236G5F
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    18/01/1979
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:17:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

Comments (0)

We always welcome comments and more information about our films.
All posts are reactively checked. Libellous and abusive comments are forbidden.

Add your comment