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Meir Resignation / Successor #233807

CBS Evening News for Thursday, Apr 11, 1974
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(Studio) Prime Minister Meir makes resignation official
REPORTER: Roger Mudd

(Jerusalem, Palestine) Meir informs president and parliament of decision to retire because of public unrest. Group demonstrates; reforms of party system called for. Successor could be finance minister Pinhas Sapir; deputy Prime Nina Yigal Allon; and former chief of staff and Washington, DC ambassador, Yitzhak Rabin. Leader right-wing opposition stands chance to win. Speculated his supporters could join forces with defense minister, Moshe Dayan, whose refusal to resign began crisis. Meir to stay in office while elections organized. Can work on disengagement agreement with Syria.
REPORTER: Tom Fenton

Fenton, Tom;
Mudd, Roger

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