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England / Thatcher Victory #264160

CBS Evening News for Friday, May 04, 1979
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(Studio) Final election results, placing Margaret Thatcher and Conservative party into office, given on screen; Thatcher noted only woman head of govt at present. Response to Thatcher win by London stock exchange cited.
REPORTER: Roger Mudd

(London, England) Thatcher's obligatory call on Queen Elizabeth at Buckingham Palace reported, shown; influence of Queen's assumption of power on determining Thatcher career stated [THATCHER - calls for national unity.] Personal popularity of James Callaghan and his call for support for Thatcher outlined. [CALLAGHAN - comments on historical significance of Thatcher win; wishes her success.] Future actions by Conservatives re: union situation, taxes, aerospace, freight and shipbuilding inds., foreign policy considered. NATO, Rhodesia, European Common Mkt. mentioned.
REPORTER: Tom Fenton

(Studio) Background on Thatcher given President Carter's congratulations to Thatcher and administration's preference for Callaghan in race stated.
REPORTER: Roger Mudd

(DC) Admin. reaction to Thatcher victory noted evident during Carter's Des Moines, Iowa, visit. [CARTER - comments on election results as pertaining to England-US rel.] Admin. concern with Thatcher policies with regard to Rhodesia, USSR , Strategic Arms Limitation Talks (SALT), fiscal policies examined.
REPORTER: Marvin Kalb

(Studio) Soviet and Japanese reaction to Thatcher win, include assignment of women bodyguards to Thatcher during next month's Tokyo economy summit meeting rptd Callaghan, reelected to parliament, said to remain as Labor party leader Jeremy Thorpe's loss of parliamentary race and his upcoming murder trial involving alleged conspiracy to have former gay lover killed noted.
REPORTER: Roger Mudd

Fenton, Tom;
Kalb, Marvin;
Mudd, Roger

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