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USSR / New Communist Party Position / Leading Contenders #46350

ABC Evening News for Monday, Oct 03, 1977
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(Studio) Central committee . of Communist party in USSR meets in Moscow and approves new constitution. One provision is creation of new position of 1st deputy, to assist party leader Brezhnev. Post expected to be filled within week and speculation with regard to deputy is intense.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner

(DC) Those thought to be top choices for job are foreign minister Gromyko, Vladimir Shcherbitsky, Andrei Kirilenko, and Grigory Romanov. Qualifications of all cited; Soviet insiders point to Romanov, who is survivor of Leningrad siege of World War II and considered hardliner on detente.
REPORTER: Ted Koppel

Reporter(s):
Koppel, Ted;
Reasoner, Harry
Duration:
00:02:00

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