• Short Summary

    CAMPAIGNING IN THE NATIONAL ELECTIONS FOR A CONSTITUENT ASSEMBLY IN SOUTH VIETNAM IS NOW WELL UNDER WAY -- BUT AMID STRICT SECURITY PRECAUTIONS IMPOSED BY THE RULING MILITARY JUNTA.

  • Description

    CAMPAIGNING IN THE NATIONAL ELECTIONS FOR A CONSTITUENT ASSEMBLY IN SOUTH VIETNAM IS NOW WELL UNDER WAY -- BUT AMID STRICT SECURITY PRECAUTIONS IMPOSED BY THE RULING MILITARY JUNTA. AND THE AMERICAN AUTHORITIES HAVE ALSO TAKEN STEPS TO COMBAT POSSIBLE VIETCONG ACTIVITY, INCLUDING A LONGER CURFEW ON AMERICAN SOLDIERS AND CIVILIANS IN SAIGON AND CONSTANT NIGHT PATROLS BY WELL-ARMOURED MILITARY POLICE JEEPS.

    ABOUT FIVE MILLION PEOPLE -- APPROXIMATELY ONE THIRD OF SOUTH VIETNAM'S POPULATION -- WILL GO TO THE POLLS ON 11 SEPTEMBER TO CHOOSE 117-CANDIDATES FOR A CONSTITUENT ASSEMBLY EMPOWERED TO DRAFT A CONSTITUTION FOR THE REPUBLIC.

    CAMPAIGNING BEGAN QUIETLY AND MANY OF THE CANDIDATES' MEETING WERE POORLY ATTENDED -- EXCEPT BY GROUPS OF CHILDREN WHO FLOCKED AROUND THE CANDIDATES CHEERING AND CLAPPING THEIR HANDS WHEN THE ELECTION SPEECHES WERE OVER.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA1CY5QUDEJVAOAKJ27YSUBEYII
    Media URN:
    VLVA1CY5QUDEJVAOAKJ27YSUBEYII
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    01/09/1966
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:58:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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