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Czechoslovakia / Political Developments / USSR / Politics #325403

CBS Evening News for Thursday, Dec 07, 1989
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(Studio: Dan Rather) Reports introd.

(Prague, Czechoslovakia: Anthony Mason) Communist Prime Min. Ladislav Adamec reported resigning; details given of former leader Milos Jakes' dismissal from Communist party; scenes shown from Prague, Czechoslovakia. Marian Chalfa, who was named to succeed Adamec, noted rejected by opposition. [Opposition spokesperson Jiri DIENSTBIER -(thru translator) comments.] Czech government noted close to collapsing.

(Moscow, USSR : Barry Petersen) Parliament in Lithuania, USSR , reported voting to end Kremlin rule of republic; details given, scenes shown. Estonia, USSR , noted also attempting to end one-party rule. USSR general secretary Mikhail Gorbachev reported opposed to multipty. system. [Harriman Institution's Robert LEGVOLD - comments on impact of challenge to Kremlin.] People's deputy Andrei Sakharov reported calling for general strike until constitution is amended with regard to one-party system.

(Studio: Dan Rather; Moscow, USSR : Barry Petersen) Gorbachev's reaction to situation predicted.

Mason, Anthony;
Petersen, Barry;
Rather, Dan

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