• Short Summary

    SOUTH VIETNAM'S PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION DESIGNED TO TRANSFER POWER FROM THE MILITARY JUNTA TO A CIVILIAN GOVERNMENT IS IN FULL SWING.

  • Description

    SOUTH VIETNAM'S PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION DESIGNED TO TRANSFER POWER FROM THE MILITARY JUNTA TO A CIVILIAN GOVERNMENT IS IN FULL SWING. THE PRESIDENTIAL HOPEFULS ARE CARRYING OUT INTENSIVE ELECTIONEERING WITH THE POLLING DAY JUST EIGHT DAYS AWAY.

    EIGHT OF THE CANDIDATES FLEW INTO TAY MINH IN CENTRAL VIETNAM TO SEEK THE VOTES OF VIETNAMESE OF A RELIGIOUS SPOT WHICH VENERATES CHRIST, BUDDHA AND VICTOR HUGO FOUND THEMSELVES BOYCOTTED BY THE SECT'S LEADERS.

    THOUGH THE HIGH PRIESTS AND FEMALE CARDINALS STAYED AWAY ABOUT 2,800 VIETNAMESE ??? OF THE CAO DAI SECT, LISTENED ATTENTIVELY TO THE CANDIDATES WHO WERE CONTINUING THEIR PRE-ELECTION COUNTRYWIDE TOUR.

    THE SECT WHICH CLAIMS A FOLLOWING OF 2,500,000 IN SOUTH VIETNAM, COMBINES ASPECTS OF TAOISM, BUDDHISM AND CONFUCIANISM WITH A DASH OF CHRISTIANITY.

    TAY NINH IS SITUATED ON THE BORDERS OF THE VIETCONG'S STRONGHOLD KNOWN AS WAR ZONE "C" IN TAY MINH PROVINCE, AND BECAUSE OF THIS, BOTH THE SOUTH VIETNAMESE CENTRAL GOVERNMENT AND THE VIETCONG CONSIDER THE LOYALTY OF THE CAO DAIS AS IMPORTANT.

    THE NEXT DAY (AUGUST 23), THE CANDIDATES FLEW TO CAN THO, THE BIGGEST CITY IN THE SPRAWLING WATER-LOGGED DELTA WHICH HOLDS MORE THAN ONE THIRD OF SOUTH VIETNAM'S 16 MILLION PEOPLE.

    STANDING ON THE BANKS OF THE WIDE SLUGGISH MEKONG RIVER, LIFELINE OF THE DELTA, THE CANDIDATES ADDRESSED A CROWD OF SOME 1,500. THE POPULATION OF CAN THO, WHICH IS 80 MILES SOUTH-WEST OF SAIGON, 118,000 ONCE AGAIN NEITHER THE CHIEF OF STATE GENERAL NGUYEN VAN THIEU NOR PRIME MINISTER NGUYEN CAO KY ATTENDED THE RALLY TO SUPPORT THEIR MILITARY TICKET.

    MEANWHILE (AUGUST 24) THE OPPOSING BUDDHIST FACTION IN SOUTH VIETNAM CONVENED AN EMERGENCY MEETING TO DISCUSS A NEWLY AUTHORISED CHARTERED BY THE GOVERNMENT REPLACING THE OLD ONE WHICH LED TO THE DIVISION OF THE BUDDHIST CLUB.

    LAST WEEK ONE FACTION ANNOUNCED ITS INTENTION TO WORK AGAINST THE GOVERNMENT OF PRIME MINISTER KY WHO IS RUNNING FOR VICE PRESIDENTSHIP IN THE COMING ELECTIONS SCHEDULED FOR SEPTEMBER 3.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA2D7JDXIRQQN4UJ7XOANCAD0GW
    Media URN:
    VLVA2D7JDXIRQQN4UJ7XOANCAD0GW
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    24/08/1967
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:23:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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