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Portugal / Left vs. Moderates #237890

CBS Evening News for Thursday, Nov 27, 1975
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(Studio) 2 of military's pro-Communists, General Otelo Saraiva de Carvalho and General Carlos Alberto Fabiao, ousted.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Lisbon, Portugal) Moderate forces firmly in control. Govt. takes over mil. supply yds. Communists appeared indecisive in this crisis. Martial law imposed; details cited. President Francisco da Costa Gomes and Premier Jose Batista Pinheiro de Azevedo on TV. Gomes says he'll try to carry out peoples' desires for democrat multiparty society. Portuguese foreign minister made it clear that country heading left, but toward European socialism with democrat guarantees. Captain Vasco Lorenzo apptd. military chief of Lisbon area; he replaced Carvalho. Carvalho shown in July film. He had hoped to become strong man in government run by Communists& workers' cmtes. Extremist officers and men are detained. Communists may go underground again.
REPORTER: Bert Quint

Cronkite, Walter;
Quint, Bert

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