Doctor Carlos Lleras Restrepo was inaugurated Sunday (7 August) as the 110th president of Colombia in ceremonies at the national capitol in Bogota.
3 shots, President and wife walk towards capitol
National capitol, and soldiers.
President sworn in
C.U. Foreign delegate (U.S.)
President leaving capitol
C.U. President waves to crowd
President goes down stairs
Dr. Lleras and wife, accompanied by civil and military officials, approaching the national capitol, enters; inauguration ceremonies.
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Background: Doctor Carlos Lleras Restrepo was inaugurated Sunday (7 August) as the 110th president of Colombia in ceremonies at the national capitol in Bogota.
Dr. Carlos Lleras Restrepo, who is an economist, was elected on May 1st. He succeeds former president Guillermo Loan Valencia.
Delegations from approximately 42 nations attended the ceremonies.
During his opening address, Dr. Lleras called for rapid efforts at integrating the economies of Latin American nations.