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    THE INDONESIAN PARLIAMENT IN DJAKARTA HAS UNANIMOUSLY CALLED FOR THE APPOINTMENT OF THE ARMY LEADER, GENERAL SUHARTO, AS ACTING PRESIDENT UNTIL NEXT YEAR'S GENERAL ELECTIONS.

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    MR DIAH AT PRESS CONFERENCE IN MERDEKA PALACE.




    Initials RM/V/JF/GLH



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    Background: THE INDONESIAN PARLIAMENT IN DJAKARTA HAS UNANIMOUSLY CALLED FOR THE APPOINTMENT OF THE ARMY LEADER, GENERAL SUHARTO, AS ACTING PRESIDENT UNTIL NEXT YEAR'S GENERAL ELECTIONS. THIS FOLLOWS PRESIDENT SUKARNO'S HANDING OVER OF HIS EXECUTIVE POWERS, AS ANNOUNCED TO THE PRESS BY THE INFORMATION MINISTER, MR B.M. DIAH, IN DJAKARTA ON WEDNESDAY.

    THE ANNOUNCEMENT IN DJAKARTA MARKS THE END OF FORMAL ONE-MAN RULE IN INDONESIA FOR 22 YEARS, ALTHOUGH DR SUKARNO IS STILL CONSTITUTIONAL PRESIDENT. RADIO DJAKARTA SAID TODAY THAT PARLIAMENT ASKED THAT THE PEOPLE'S CONSULTATIVE CONGRESS CONFIRM GENERAL SUHARTO AS ACTING PRESIDENT AT ITS SPECIAL SESSION NEXT MONTH.

    CONGRESS IS DUE TO MEET FROM THE 7TH OF MARCH TO DISCUSS ANOTHER PARLIAMENTARY RESOLUTION ASKING THAT PRESIDENT SUKARNO BE DISMISSED AND THAT A JUDICIAL BODY BE SET UP TO TRY HIM FOR ALLEGED COMPLICITY IN THE ABORTIVE 1965 COMMUNIST COUP.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA7QININ5U9D5F70U4X4QSR5IQB
    Media URN:
    VLVA7QININ5U9D5F70U4X4QSR5IQB
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    24/02/1967
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:51:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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