• Short Summary

    TWO DAYS OF CONFUSION IN LEOPOLDVILLE, CAPITAL OF THE CONGOLESE REPUBLIC, ENDED YESTERDAY (MONDAY) WITH THE GOVERNMENT POSTPONING ELECTIONS IN THE CITY.

  • Description

    1.
    LV FASHION PARADE IN LEOPOLDVILLE
    0.14

    2.
    CU ONLOOKERS
    0.17

    3.
    SV WOMEN GO HORSE RIDING
    0.24

    4.
    LV CROWD OUTSIDE ELECTORIAL OFFICE
    0.30

    5.
    SV POSTER
    0.33

    6.
    LV CROWDS (3 SHOTS)
    0.46

    7.
    SV POLICE
    0.48

    8.
    SV OFFICIAL SHOWS HOW TO VOTE (2 SHOTS)
    1.00

    9.
    SV MR. MUNONGO ARRIVES
    1.05

    10.
    LV PRESIDENT KASAVUBU ARRIVES
    1.08

    11.
    CU CROWD APPLAUD
    1.10

    12.
    SV PRESIDENT KASAVUBU CUT OF CAR
    1.19

    13.
    CU PRESIDENT KASAVUBU INSIDE POLLING STATION (2 SHOTS)
    1.29

    14.
    SV PRESIDENT KASAVUBU VOTES AND LEAVES
    1.47



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    Background: TWO DAYS OF CONFUSION IN LEOPOLDVILLE, CAPITAL OF THE CONGOLESE REPUBLIC, ENDED YESTERDAY (MONDAY) WITH THE GOVERNMENT POSTPONING ELECTIONS IN THE CITY.DURING THE DAY PRESIDENT KASAVUBU AND THE MINISTER OF THE INTERIOR, MR.MUNONGO, BOTH REGISTERED THEIR VOTES.

    LEOPOLDVILLE VOTERS WERE DUE TO GO TO POLLS ON SUNDAY IN THE NATIONAL GENERAL ELECTIONS WHICH ARE BEING ORGANISED ON A ROTA BASIS SPREAD OVER SIX WEEKS.HOWEVER, WHEN THEY ARRIVED AT THE POLLING STATIONS THEY WERE TURNED AWAY BY OFFICIALS WHO SAID THEY WERE NOT PREPARED.

    SOME OF THE VOTERS REFUSED TO BE TURNED AWAY, AND STOOD IN THE HOT SUN FOR UP TO NINE HOURS, UNTIL OFFICIALS PROMISED THEY COULD VOTE THE FOLLOWING DAY.THE OFFICIALS SAID THAT THEY HAD NOT YET SET UP THE SECRET POLLING BOOTHS, NOR DID THEY HAVE ADEQUATE SUPPLIES OF BALLOT PAPERS AND BOXES.

    SOME POLLING PLACES WERE OPEN YESTERDAY - AND AT DENDALE TOWNSHIP PRESIDENT KASAVUBU AND MR.MUNONGO REGISTERED THEIR VOTES.BUT IN OTHER PARTS OF THE CITY, OFFICIALS STILL CLAIMED THEY HAD NOT RECEIVED FULL SUPPLIES OF BALLOT PAPERS FOR THE 305 CANDIDATES WHO ARE SEEKING ELECTION TO A TOTAL OF THIRTEEN SEATS.IN THE CAPITAL CITY ALONE MORE THAN ELEVEN MILLION PIECES OF PAPER WOULD BE NEEDED TO COVER THE VOTE.

    WITH LITTLE CHANCE OF SEEING MANY OF THE POLLING BOOTHS OPEN AT ALL, THE CONGOLESE GOVERNMENT POSTPONED THE ELECTIONS.ANOTHER DATE WILL BE ANNOUNCED.THE GOVERNMENT RADIO STATION WHICH ANNOUNCED THE POSTPONEMENT SAID ELECTIONS IN THE PROVINCES WOULD CONTINUE NORMALLY.A GOVERNMENT ANNOUNCEMENT ACCUSED "CERTAIN POLITICAL PARTIES" OF SABOTAGING THE ADMINISTRATION MACHINERY OF THE ELECTION.IT SAID THAT A NUMBER OF PEOPLE HAD BEEN ARRESTED.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA1DOSZB4D7GJU129F1Y0I4KO77
    Media URN:
    VLVA1DOSZB4D7GJU129F1Y0I4KO77
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    30/03/1965
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:46:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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