• Short Summary

    ELABORATE SECURITY PRECAUTIONS HAVE BEEN TAKEN FOR THE GENERAL ELECTION IN THE "SPICE ISLANDS" OF ZANZIBAR AND PEMBA.

  • Description

    ELABORATE SECURITY PRECAUTIONS HAVE BEEN TAKEN FOR THE GENERAL ELECTION IN THE "SPICE ISLANDS" OF ZANZIBAR AND PEMBA.VOTING BEGAN IN PEMBA YESTERDAY (MONDAY).ZANZIBAR POLLING DOES NOT BEGIN UNTIL FRIDAY.THE WINNER OF THE ELECTION WILL FORM THE GOVERNMENT THAT WILL LEAD THE ISLANDS TO INDEPENDENCE LATER THIS YEAR.

    THE 2ND BATTALION SCOTS GUARDS HAVE BEEN FLOWN IN FROM NAIROBI TO JOIN LOCAL POLICE ON A 24-HOUR ALERT.ROAD BLOCKS HAVE BEEN SET UP TO PREVENT ANY MOVEMENT OF THE POPULATION DURING THE VOTING.POLLING STATIONS HAVE BEEN ENCIRCLED WITH BARBED-WIRE.

    THE STRICT SECURITY PRECAUTIONS HAVE BEEN TAKEN TO PREVENT A REPETITION OF THE 1961 RIOTS BETWEEN ARABS AND AFRICANS.AT LEAST 80 PEOPLE WERE KILLED AND 400 WOUNDED.

    THE OUTGOING PRIME MINISTER IS SHEIKH MOHAMED SHAMTE, WHOSE PARTY - THE ZANZIBAR AND PEMBA PEOPLE'S PARTY - IS CONTESTING ONLY 10 OF THE 31 SEATS, INSUFFICIENT TO GIVE HIM AN ABSOLUTE MAJORITY.HOWEVER, IF HE WINS ALL TEN SEATS, HE IS EXPECTED TO FORM A COALITION WITH THE ZANZIBAR NATIONAL PARTY.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA2PD5U9K8R3MM23QG1XG9NXUH1
    Media URN:
    VLVA2PD5U9K8R3MM23QG1XG9NXUH1
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    09/07/1963
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:52:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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