• Short Summary

    With most of the results of the July 29 General Elections counted, South Korea's Conservative Democratic Party has gained control of the National Assembly and the Upper House.

  • Description

    With most of the results of the July 29 General Elections counted, South Korea's Conservative Democratic Party has gained control of the National Assembly and the Upper House. The party formed the main opposition during the twelve-year rule of Syngman Rhee's Liberal Party.

    Counting has been completed in 214 of 233 constituencies, giving the Democrats 167 seats in the National Assembly and 31 out of 58 seats in the Upper House. It will be several days before all results are completed. Mob violence disrupted ballot counting in eleven districts. In south-east Korea a typhoon threat prevented people from going to the polls. New elections will be held in 14 districts concerned.

    Over 700 arrests were made by police in the month before election day, mainly for minor violations of election laws. Demonstrations were staged in several areas but Seoul, the capital, was quiet. About eleven million people are thought to have voted.

    The first session of the National Assembly will elect the President, who in turn will nominate a Prime Minister. Acting Premier Huh Chung, who has led the three-month-old interim Government since Rhee's fall, has stated that he would not refuse a nomination for Presidency.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA29AXUJZ3H8TLNFVD043SZMVVB
    Media URN:
    VLVA29AXUJZ3H8TLNFVD043SZMVVB
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    01/08/1960
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:29:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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