• Short Summary

    Colonel Carlos Arana Osoria, the conservative candidate, was declared the official winner of the race for President of Guatemala on Monday (2 March) against two opponents.

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    MS Car pulls in
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    CU Occupants in car
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    CU Man hides behind newspaper
    0.27


    CU Foreign Minister walks through crowd
    0.57


    CU Foreign Minister being interviewed
    1.50



    Initials LG/NR



    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: Colonel Carlos Arana Osoria, the conservative candidate, was declared the official winner of the race for President of Guatemala on Monday (2 March) against two opponents. The official returns indicated, however, that Colonel Arana's victory margin was short of the majority required for direct election and that the election would be sent to Congress, which will select the President from the two top candidates.

    Guatemalans voted in large numbers on Sunday in an orderly national election that urban guerrillas had tried to disrupt by terrorist acts, including the kidnapping of Foreign Minister Alberto Fuentes Mohr. Mr. Fuentes Mohr was released just before midnight by the left-wing extremists who had intercepted his car on Friday at gunpoint and held him for 28 hours. As ransom for the release of the Foreign Minister, the government allowed an imprisoned guerrilla leader, Jose Vicente Giron Calvillo, to take political asylum in the Mexican Embassy.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA1FT05ITPZTTRWQTKE29KXW3YI
    Media URN:
    VLVA1FT05ITPZTTRWQTKE29KXW3YI
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    03/03/1970
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:51:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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