• Short Summary

    AN AVERAGE OF 74 PER CENT WENT TO POLLS ON SUNDAY (TOTAL ELIGIBLE VOTERS 65 MILLIONS).

  • Description

    1.
    L.S. INTERIOR OF THE ELECTION CONTROL COMMITTEE WHERE THE BALLOTS WERE OPENED AT 8:00 a.m. ON MONDAY MORNING FOR COUNTING.


    2.
    M.S. THE BOX WAS OPENED.


    3.
    C.S. A LOT OF BALLOTS WERE TAKEN OUT.


    4.
    M.S. DITTO.


    5.
    GENERAL VIEW OF THE CONTROL COMMITTEE AT TOKYO. NO. 1. ELECTION CONTROL CENTRE.


    6.
    M.S. THE OFFICIALS CLASSIFY THE BALLOTS ON THE TABLE.


    7.
    M.S. DITTO.


    8.
    C.S. A GIRL OFFICIAL COUNTS THE BALLOTS.


    9.
    M.S. THE OFFICIALS COUNT EACH BALLOTS.


    10.
    PAN SHOT FROM LEFT TO RIGHT. INTERIOR OF NHK ELECTION REPORT CENTRE WHERE 300 OFFICIALS REPORT THE RESULT OF ELECTION FROM LOCAL AREAS.


    11.
    M.S. TV ELECTED CANDIDATES PLATE.


    12.
    M.S. NHK OFFICIAL CHANGE THE BLACKBOARD WHERE NEWLY ELECTED CANDIDATES NAME AND NUMBERS OF BALLOTS WERE PLACED.


    13.
    C.S. AN OFFICIAL LISTENS TO LOCAL REPORT BY RECEIVER.


    14.
    M.S. REPORTS COUNT THE NUMBERS OF BALLOTS FOR EACH CANDIDATES FROM LOCAL AREA.


    15.
    M.S. THOSE WHO COUNT THE BALLOTS.


    16.
    TALOPS WERE REPLACED ACCORDING TO REPORTS.


    17.
    L.S. A LOT OF PEOPLE WATCH THE NUMBERS OF BALLOTS FOR EACH CANDIDATES IN FRONT OF THE ASAHI PRESS DOWN TOWN AREA IN TOKYO.


    18 -27.
    VARIOUS SHOTS OF THOSE WHO LOOK AT THE HUGE BOARD WHERE ELECTED CANDIDATES NAMES AND NUMBERS OF BALLOTS WERE PUBLICISED.




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    Background: AN AVERAGE OF 74 PER CENT WENT TO POLLS ON SUNDAY (TOTAL ELIGIBLE VOTERS 65 MILLIONS). THE SCANDAL SCARRED LIBERAL-DEMOCRATIC PARTY MADE A GOOD SHOWING IN THE INITIAL VOTE COUNT OF SUNDAY'S 31ST GENERAL ELECTION FOR THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES. VOTE TABULATIONS AS OF 12:00 NOON MONDAY SHOWED THAT 242 CONSERVATIVE CANDIDATES WERE SUCCESSFUL AT THE POLLS. THE JAPAN SOCIALIST PARTY MEANWHILE CAME OUT WITH 102 SUCCESSFUL CANDIDATES. PRIME MINISTER EISAKU SATO AND OTHER LIBERAL DEMOCRATIC LEADERS, OBVIOUSLY ELATED OVER THE FAVOURABLE RETURNS, BELIEVED THAT THEIR PARTY WOULD GAIN 280 OF THE 486 LOWER HOUSE SEATS. THE LDP STRENGTH IN THE LAST HOUSE WAS 278. ON THE OTHER HAND, THE SPEAKER OF THE LOWER HOUSE KENTARO AYABE, LOST IN THE ELECTION. HIS DEFEAT MEANT A SETBACK FOR ONE OF THE LDP FACTIONS CRITICAL OF PRIME MINISTER SATO, OF WHICH AYABE IS A MEMBER. MEANWHILE BOTH PRIME MINISTER EISAKU SATO AND JAPAN SOCIALIST PARTY CHAIRMAN KOZO SASAKI PROVED TO BE SUCCESSFULLY RETURNED TO THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES A FEW HOURS AFTER THE VOTE COUNTING WAS STARTED SUNDAY NIGHT.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA29WSQ281CXEBK26MRRRR0VQRX
    Media URN:
    VLVA29WSQ281CXEBK26MRRRR0VQRX
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    30/01/1967
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:50:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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