• Short Summary

    MORE THAN 1,000 PEOPLE CROWDED ONE OF THE BIGGEST THEATRES IN THE PORTUGUESE CAPITAL NOV 3.

  • Description

    MORE THAN 1,000 PEOPLE CROWDED ONE OF THE BIGGEST THEATRES IN THE PORTUGUESE CAPITAL NOV 3. TO HEAR OPPOSITION SPEAKERS OPEN THEIR CAMPAIGN IN THE LISBON DISTRICT FOR THE NOV 12 ELECTIONS, WHEN ABOUT ONE AND A QUARTER MILLION OF PORTUGAL'S NINE MILLION MEN AND WOMEN WILL GO TO POLLS TO ELECT 130 NEW DEPUTIES TO THE NATIONAL ASSEMBLY.

    ALTHOUGH THEY HAVE ANNOUNCED THEIR INTENTION OF CONTESTING SEVEN DISTRICTS - AVEIRO, BRAGA, COIMBRA, LEIRIA, LISBON, PORTO, AND SANTAREM - IT IS WIDELY BELIEVED THAT OPPOSITION CANDIDATES WILL WITHDRAW AT THE LAST MOMENT.

    OPPOSITION HAS BEEN RELATIVELY ACTIVE SINCE THE "SANTA MARIA" INCIDENT AND THE TROUBLES IN ANGOLA. LEADERS OF THE MAIN OPPOSITION GROUP PRODUCED A DOCUMENT "PROGRAMME FOR DEMOCRATISATION OF THE REPUBLIC" ON JAN 31 1961. 61 CONSERVATIVE REPUBLICANS AND LIBERAL DEMOCRATS SIGNED IT. THE OPPOSITION CONSISTS OF THE DIRECTORIO DEMOCRATA SOCIAL, LED BY OLD-GUARD REPUBLICANS AND LIBERALS. THIS GROUP SPLIT ABOUT FIVE YEARS AGO FROM THE GROUP CALLED SEARA NOVA, WHICH IS LARGELY SOCIALIST AND INCLUDES SOME COMMUNIST SYMPATHISERS.

    THE PROGRAMME FOR THE DEMOCRATISATION OF THE REPUBLIC CALLS FOR THE RESTORATION OF DEMOCRATIC ORDER, ESTABLISHMENT OF BASIC FREEDOMS, AN ELECTRICAL LAW, AN AMNESTY FOR POLITICAL PRISONERS, LIQUIDATION OF THE CORPORATE ORGANISATION, REFORM OF LOCAL ADMINISTRATION, PROPOSALS FOR A CHURCH-STATE RELATIONSHIP - AND REFORMS IN POLICIES FOR OVERSEAS TERRITORIES AND THE JURIDICAL SYSTEM.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA16HC7BFKWOID11J9EKB0756BE
    Media URN:
    VLVA16HC7BFKWOID11J9EKB0756BE
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    06/11/1961
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:36:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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