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Argentina / Government Collapse / Falkland War #78643

ABC Evening News for Thursday, Jun 17, 1982
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(Studio) Argentine President Leopoldo Galtieri reported ousted from office due to Falkland Island debacle.
REPORTER: Frank Reynolds

(Buenos Aires, Argentina) General Cristino Nicolaides said succeeding Galtieri as commander in chief of the army; details given. Interior minister Alfredo Saint Jean reported interim president Possibility that air force commander Basilio Lami Dozo will succeed Galtieri as president noted. Recent anti-government, anti-Galtieri riots recalled; public criticism of Galtieri and questions about Nicolaides noted. Issue of actual conclusion to Falkland Island war with Great Britain said yet to be decided.
REPORTER: Barry Serafin

(Studio) For. secretary Francis Pym's reaction to Galtieri's fall noted; concern here over his successors said taking precedent. Prime Min. Margaret Thatcher's assessment of Falk and situation outlined. [In Parliament, voice of THATCHER - announces efforts to return large number of Argentine POWs.] Apparent rampage among some POWs explained; photos shown.
REPORTER: Peter Jennings

(Studio) Upcoming items announced.
REPORTER: Max Robinson

(Studio) Item recapped at end of broadcast

Jennings, Peter;
Reynolds, Frank;
Robinson, Max;
Serafin, Barry

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