• Short Summary

    BY NOON TODAY (THURSDAY), SIR ROY WELENSKY'S UNITED FEDERAL PARTY HAD WON 15 SEATS IN NORTHERN RHODESIA'S FIRST GENERAL ELECTION UNDER THE NEW CONSTITUTION.

  • Description

    BY NOON TODAY (THURSDAY), SIR ROY WELENSKY'S UNITED FEDERAL PARTY HAD WON 15 SEATS IN NORTHERN RHODESIA'S FIRST GENERAL ELECTION UNDER THE NEW CONSTITUTION. MR. KENNETH KAUNDA'S UNITED NATIONAL INDEPENDENCE PARTY HAD 11 SEATS; AND MR. HARRY NKUNBULA'S AFRICAN NATIONAL CONGRESS HAD 5 SEATS.

    VOTING WAS ON TUESDAY. LONG QUEUES FORMED AT MOST OF THE POLLING STATIONS; AND 88.92 PER CENT OF VOTERS WENT TO THE POLLS IN MOST CONSTITUENCIES. PROCEDURE WAS SLOW BY WESTERN STANDARDS. VOTERS HAD TO ESTABLISH THEIR IDENTITY AND WERE THEN CHECKED ON THE ELECTORAL ROLL.

    THUMBS WERE STAINED RED TO PREVENT ANYONE VOTING TWICE. ONE VOTE HAD TO BE CAST FOR THE UPPER OR LOWER ROLL AND THEN TWO VOTES FOR THE MIDDLE ROLL. PRESIDING OFFICERS REPORTED THAT VOTERS APPEARED TO HAVE GOOD GRASP OF THE COMPLICATED VOTING PROCEDURE.

    THE PATTERN EMERGING SO FAR IS MUCH AS ANTICIPATED, WITH SIR ROY WELENSKY'S PARTY TAKING SEAT IN THE UPPER ROLL AND U.N.I.P. LEADING THE LOWER ROLL.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA1FK9WYHJQ72ROZ97V1RUPCX65
    Media URN:
    VLVA1FK9WYHJQ72ROZ97V1RUPCX65
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    01/11/1962
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:13:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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