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    Visnews filmed this month Africans, Asians and the European minority going to the polls in two constituencies to elect representative to the new Tanganyika Legislative Assembly.

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    Visnews filmed this month Africans, Asians and the European minority going to the polls in two constituencies to elect representative to the new Tanganyika Legislative Assembly.

    Polling in the constituencies - Dar es Salaam district and the Southern Province - passed quietly. About 30,800 men and women were eligible to vote and when voting closed the return was fairly heavy.

    Voting on five of Tanganyika's ten constituencies was carried out last September. Voting is now completed as the representatives in the remaining three constituencies met no opposition.

    Tanganyika with a population of some 9M - mainly Africans - is the U.N.'s largest Trust Territory administered by the British. It has been under trusteeship since 1946. The Governor - in office for five years - is 1/2 Sir Richard Turnbull. Some observers see Sir Richard as the last Governor as Tanganyika moves a step nearer to independence with the formation of its first Legislative Assembly.

    The Assembly has 33 seats - equally divided between Africans, Asians and Europeans. Its first ceremonial session is set for March 17 when the Governor, giving his speech to the State, will undoubtedly recall the British Government's desire to see territories evolve surely to independence.

    Tanganyika's first Prime Minister may well be Julius Nyerere 36, filmed here at the polls as leader of the ruling African National Union.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA1TTC512T8QH4FXDYKNQESVMD0
    Media URN:
    VLVA1TTC512T8QH4FXDYKNQESVMD0
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    17/02/1959
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:07:00
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    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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