• Short Summary

    IN THE FIRST GENERAL ELECTION SINCE THE FALL OF DR. KWAME NKRUMAH IN 1966, WHEN?

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    SV PAN JUBILANT PROGRESS PARTY SUPPORTERS IN FRONT OF ELECTION RESULTS BOARD
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    SCU DR. A.Y. KYREMATEN, PAN TO RESULTS BOARD
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    CU CONSTITUENCY RESULTS ON BOARD (2 SHOTS)
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    CU RESULTS BOARD, SHOWING BUSIA TO HAVE WON IN HIS CONSTITUENCY
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    SV PAN PEOPLE LOOK ON
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    CU MORE RESULTS ON BOARD
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    SV TILT PARTY RESULTS, SHOWING PROGRESS PARTY TO HAVE WON
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    GV PEOPLE LOOKING AT BOARD
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    TRACKING SHOT. TOWN SCENE
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    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: IN THE FIRST GENERAL ELECTION SINCE THE FALL OF DR. KWAME NKRUMAH IN 1966, WHEN THE COUNTRY CAME UNDER MILITARY RULE, GHANA RETURNED TO CIVILIAN GOVERNMENT LAST SUNDAY (31 AUGUST) WITH THE VICTORY OF THE PROGRESS PARTY, LED BY DR. KOFI BUSIA.

    LATEST FIGURES (2 SEPTEMBER) SHOW THAT, WITH ONLY TWO RESULTS TO COME, THE PROGRESS PARTY HAS 103 SEATS IN THE 140-SEAT NATIONAL ASSEMBLY.

    THE PRESIDENTIAL COMMISSION, HEADED BY NATIONAL LIBERATION COUNCIL CHAIRMAN BRIGADIER AKWASI AFRIFA, WILL BE INAUGURATED TOMORROW (3 SEPTEMBER), AND DR. BUSIA, WHO IS 56, IS THEN EXPECTED TO BE FORMALLY INVITED TO FORM A GOVERNMENT. IT WILL TAKE OVER FROM THE ARMY-BACKED COUNCIL, WHICH HAS RULED GHANA SINCE PRESIDENT KWAME NKRUMAH WAS OVERTHROWN IN FEBRUARY 1966.

    THE SHOW OF CONFIDENCE IN DR. BUSIA, WHO FOUGHT DR. NKRUMAH'S POLICIES AS LEADER OF THE OLD OPPOSITION UNITED PARTY, IS SEEN BY OBSERVERS IN GHANA AS A FINAL REJECTION OF THE EX-PRESIDENT'S POLICIES, MR KOMLA GBEDEMAH, LEADER OF THE NATIONAL ALLIANCE OF LIBERALS, THE OTHER PRINCIPAL PARTY TO FIGHT THE ELECTION, WAS A FOUNDER MEMBER OF DR. NKRUMAH'S CONVENTION PEOPLE'S PARTY.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA1KEJK73E1UR0ZU72IW26N5KUV
    Media URN:
    VLVA1KEJK73E1UR0ZU72IW26N5KUV
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    02/09/1969
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    MP4
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:00:59:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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