• Short Summary

    The authorities in Monrovia are today (Thursday) declaring the result of Tuesday's Liberian election, in which President William Tubman and his National True Whig Party - which has ruled the country since 1878 - sought continuing public support.

  • Description

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    MLS President Tubman and Vice President Tolbert walking through streets on polling day
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    2.
    CU Voters casting their votes
    0.48

    3.
    CU PAN voter filling in paper
    0.54

    4.
    CU President Tubman and another man
    1.02

    5.
    CU Army officer watching count
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    6.
    CU Woman watching
    1.10

    7.
    CU Votes tipped out of box
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    8.
    CU Man
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    9.
    CU Votes out of box
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    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: The authorities in Monrovia are today (Thursday) declaring the result of Tuesday's Liberian election, in which President William Tubman and his National True Whig Party - which has ruled the country since 1878 - sought continuing public support. President Tubman was standing for his sixth term in office - some 24 years - and Vice President William Tolbert for his fifth term.

    President Tubman was the sole Presidential candidate, and all the candidates seeking election to the two-house Legislature belong to the True Whig Party. He campaigned on a platform of development at home, and peace and non-interference in other countries. The election was seen as a test of public confidence of the 71-year-old President.

    In addition to President Tubman and Vice President Tolbert - who is also President of the Baptist World Alliance - some 61 of the 70-member Legislature were seeking re-election. There are about 700,000 voters in Liberia, and early reports described them as turning out in large numbers.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA2ZNUBBGQF63GHZ57WU5EJC48P
    Media URN:
    VLVA2ZNUBBGQF63GHZ57WU5EJC48P
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    04/05/1967
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    MP4
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:28:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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