Portraits of Dr. Francois Duvalier hung on every conceivable place May 21 as 250,000 people?
GV Presidential Palace
CU Picture of President Duvalier
LV Lorry with people going past
SV Crowds walking past
LV Truck with loud speaker
Lv Crowds outside Legislative Palace
ANGLE V.. Legislative Palace
TV PAN.. Huge crowd
TV People inside
LV President Duvalier arrives and walks up
TV PAN.. President Duvalier arrives and walks up to rostrum
SV British Ambassador Mr. Crawley Smith
SV Swearing in of Duvalier
SV Papal Nuncio
SV American representative D. Thomson
LV Group of senators
TV Applause by crowd inside
TV PAN.. Huge crowd outside applauding after inauguration
CU President standing with wife
SV Crowd rejoicing
SV Crowd rejoicing
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Background: Portraits of Dr. Francois Duvalier hung on every conceivable place May 21 as 250,000 people poured into Port au Prince, capital of the Republic of Haiti, for the inauguration May 22 of Dr. Duvalier for a second term as President.
The President's car was surrounded by a strong cordon of troops as he arrived at the Legislative Palace - home of Haiti's Senate - for the inauguration ceremony.
Inside, the arrival of the President was watched by members of the Diplomatic Corps. Despite the ex-communication of Dr. Duvalier for his expulsion of Roman Catholic clergy recently, the Papal Nuncio also attended the ceremony. America was represented by the Second Secretary of the Embassy.
President Duvalier's inauguration for a second term of office - this time for six years - resulted from an election on April 30, caused by the dissolution earlier that month of the Legislature which Dr. Duvalier ordered replace by a 58-seat single Chamber assembly. Voters were offered ballots which bore the name of a single candidate and the legend "Dr. Francois Duvalier, President". There had been no campaigning for the Presidency. Five days after the voting, the Attorney-General announced that Dr. Duvalier had been "re-elected".