• Short Summary

    The opening of the Iraqi Parliament took place today at the Houses of Parliament in Baghdad.

  • Description

    1.
    Vista Shot of Gate of Parliament.


    2.
    The Prime Minister waiting with his Ministers for the King Coming.


    3.
    Inside the Parliament House and the members of the Parliament.


    4.
    H.M. King Feisal Gives his speech.


    5.
    General sight of the Parliament.


    6.
    H.M. The King leaving.




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    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: The opening of the Iraqi Parliament took place today at the Houses of Parliament in Baghdad. The Prime Minister, Nuri es-Said waited with his ministers for the arrival of King Feisal.

    The constitution of the Iraqi parliament is based on the British Constitution, but there were few of those embellishments - such as Black Rod - which make the opening of the British Parliament so colourful.

    In Iraq there is no Party System, with no 'opposition' party sitting in Parliament. Nuri-es-Said was invited by the King to form a government and did so on March 3rd. This is the government which is now reassembling after the recess.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAERZ8OGN6MCVQ41PDSYAFTSF3J
    Media URN:
    VLVAERZ8OGN6MCVQ41PDSYAFTSF3J
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    10/05/1958
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:52:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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