• Short Summary

    SENOR MAX DELVALLE, SWORN IN AS PANAMANIAN PRESIDENT BY THE OPPOSITION-DOMINATED NATIONAL ASSEMBLY WAS INTERVIEWED IN PANAMA CITY ON TUESDAY (26 MARCH).

  • Description


    PANAMA FLAG; NATIONAL GUARD AND PRISONERS; DELVALLE SPEAKING - SOF.


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    LV PANAMA FLAG.
    0.03

    2.
    SV PAN: PRISONERS MARCHED PAST.
    0.24

    3.
    CU DELVALLE SPEAKING.
    1.18


    DELVALLE: "WELL, I THINK THIS, I THINK THIS, THAT THE JOB I SAID PLAINLY THAT I AM GOING TO DO HAVE FREE ELECTIONS AND THAT'S THE ONLY WAY THE COUNTRY CAN GO AHEAD IF YOU PUT INTO THE POWER THE MAN WHO HAS MORE VOTES BECAUSE OF THE HOPES OF THE PEOPLE."



    REPORTER: "WHY IS THE NATIONAL GUARD NOT SUPPORTING YOU?"



    DELVALLE: "BECAUSE THE NATIONAL GUARD IS NOT WELL ADVISED. THEIR FRIENDS ARE TELLING THE NATIONAL GUARD THAT THEY SHOULD WAIT UNTIL THE SUPREME COURT GIVE THE AURTHORISATION AND IN LAST TWO PREVIOUS JUDGEMENT THE SUPREME COURT SENT EVERYTHING BACK SAYING THAT THE NATIONAL ASSEMBLY IS THE LAST WORD."




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    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: SENOR MAX DELVALLE, SWORN IN AS PANAMANIAN PRESIDENT BY THE OPPOSITION-DOMINATED NATIONAL ASSEMBLY WAS INTERVIEWED IN PANAMA CITY ON TUESDAY (26 MARCH).

    BEFORE THE INTERVIEW ARMED NATIONAL GUARDS HAD BLOCKED SENOR DELVALLE FROM ENTERING THE ASSEMBLY GROUNDS AND HURLED TEAR GAS TO REPEL HIS SUPPORTERS.

    SENOR DELVALLE, WHO LATER DESCRIBED THE ACTION OF THE NATIONAL GUARDS AS BRUTAL, SCRAMBLED BACK INTO HIS CAR WITH OTHER OPPONENTS OF SENOR MARCO ROBLES, WHO HAS BEEN DISMISSED FROM OFFICE BY THE ASSEMBLY, AND DROVE OF THROUGH CLOUDS OF SWIRLING TEAR GAS.

    DURING THE INTERVIEW OUR REPORTER ASKED SENOR DELVALLE FOR HIS VIEWS ON THE PRESIDENTIAL CRISIS.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA697C6AV6CZ5LXSHLLS1QZREKB
    Media URN:
    VLVA697C6AV6CZ5LXSHLLS1QZREKB
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    28/03/1968
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:20:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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