• Short Summary

    Moroccans went to the polls yesterday (Friday) and voted to adopt a new Constitution. The?

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    GV Tracking shot into Rabat
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    SCU Sign on wall "Projet de Constitution"
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    GV PAN building
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    GV PAN voters queue (2 shots)
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    SV Guard near queue
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    CU Voters at entrance
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    SV INT. Voters into booth
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    SV Official checks document
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    SV Voter out of booth
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    SV Document handed to official
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    SV King arriving
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    SV Crowd chanting
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    GV King leaving towards car
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    GV Crowd clapping
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    GV King into car
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    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: Moroccans went to the polls yesterday (Friday) and voted to adopt a new Constitution. The referendum, called for by King Hassan, was approved by 98.35% of the ??? million ballots cast. Among those who voted were King Hassan himself, his brother and his sisters.

    The new Constitution puts an end to the State of Emergency instituted by King Hassan five years ago when he dissolved Parliament and assumed all Legislative and Executive powers himself. Under the new Constitution, Morocco will return to a modified form of Parliamentary Government next month, when a National Chamber of Representatives will be elected in two polling stages--on August 21st and 28th.

    One article of the Constitution still reserves the right for the King to declare a State of Emergency if the functioning of the Constitutional institutions is threatened--as he did in 1965.

    The electoral turnout far exceeded all expectations--with 93% of all the 4,869,154 registered voters making their choice, according to official figures released today (Saturday) by the Ministry of the Interior. The highest proportion of "Noes" was registered in Rabat itself--but the total votes against the Constitution throughout Morocco was an infinitesimal 1.65 per cent.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA16EWPGYSX7CZNVOEP5WNI2D7E
    Media URN:
    VLVA16EWPGYSX7CZNVOEP5WNI2D7E
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    25/07/1970
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:05:17:00
    Time in/Out:
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    Canister:
    N/A

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