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    President Tubman of Liberia has publicly rejected the question of his country entertaining any dialogue with South Africa.

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    LV Executive Mansion
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    SV Marchers with banners pass executive mansion (3 shots)
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    SV Demonstrators with banners PAN TO building party headquarters
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    SCU into seated partisans and members of the diplomatic corps (3 shots)
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    CU Speaker
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    SV Delegates at meeting (2 shots)
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    SCU President Tubman speaks and people during speech (6 shots)
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    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: President Tubman of Liberia has publicly rejected the question of his country entertaining any dialogue with South Africa. After a mammoth parade through the streets of Liberia's capital, Monrovia, held last Thursday (May 13) to mark the victory of his True Whig Party in the country's elections, he told a jubilant crowd of thousands: "We reject the idea of a dialogue with South Africa. With what degree of propriety and self respect could we advance or promote the question of dialogue?"
    The President also spoke of setting up a central banking system and a national currency, and described plans made by his government in anticipation of any consequences the American and European currency situations might have on Liberia.

    SYNOPSIS: In a massive show of support, the West African republic of Liberia has returned President Tubman to office for another four-year term. With a total ballot of seven hundred and forty-two thousand votes, he enters his twenty-eighth year of office backed by the highest number of votes he has ever polled.

    Thousands of supporters of the President's True Whig Party paraded through the streets of Liberia's capital, Monrovia, last week after the election results were announced. Vice President Tolbert, the President's running-mate, was also elected, and representatives from countries an territories all over the republic joined foreign diplomats at the jubilant True Whig Party's celebrations.

    In a victory speech after the parade, President Tubman rejected any possibility of entering into a dialogue with South Africa. On domestic affairs, he indicated that the government is thinking of setting up a central bank and a national currency to replace the American dollar used at present. Additionally, a team of financiers and economists are making contingency plans in the event of the American and European financial situation affecting Liberia. But foreign inventors, he said, are still welcome.

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    Film ID:
    VLVABJME2JTUF4UO7NUZ3C6J4HCO2
    Media URN:
    VLVABJME2JTUF4UO7NUZ3C6J4HCO2
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    17/05/1971
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:15:00
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