• Short Summary

    THE SOUTH VIETNAM HEAD OF STATE, GENERAL NGUYEN VAN THIEU, AND THE PRIME MINISTER, MARSHAL KY, ARE INTENSIFYING THEIR ELECTION CAMPAIGN WITH VOTING DAY ABOUT A WEEK AWAY.

  • Description

    THE SOUTH VIETNAM HEAD OF STATE, GENERAL NGUYEN VAN THIEU, AND THE PRIME MINISTER, MARSHAL KY, ARE INTENSIFYING THEIR ELECTION CAMPAIGN WITH VOTING DAY ABOUT A WEEK AWAY.

    GENERAL THIEU IS STANDING FOR PRESIDENT AND HIS ELECTION RUNNING-MATE. MARSHAL KY, IS SEEKING THE VICE-PRESIDENCY.

    BUT AS THE CLIMAX OF THEIR ELECTIONEERING APPROACHES, PROTESTS ARE MOUNTING VOVER THE MILITARY GOVERNMENT'S HANDLING OF THE ELECTION CAMPAIGN. HALF OF THE COUNTRY'S CANDIDATES FOR THE CENATE -- MEMBERS OF WHICH WILL BE ELECTED ON SEPTEMBER 3 -- HAVE JOINED IN THE PROTESTS. SIMILAR CHARGES HAVE BEEN LAID AGAINST THE GOVERNMENT BY SEVERAL OF THE CIVILIAN PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATES, INCLUDING TRAN VAN HUONG, THE FORMER PREMIER.

    BOTH GENERAL THIEU AND MARSHAL KY HAVE SYSTEMATICALLY DENIED THE CHARGES.

    GENERAL THIEU SAID TODAY (SUNDAY) THAT HIS GOVERNMENT WAS READY TO TALK WITH THE VIET CONG BUT MADE IT CLEAR THAT THERE WOULD BE NO FORMAL OFFER TO NEGOTIATE. AND THE HEAD OF STATE HAS PROMISED A CLEAN UP IN THE SOUTH VIETNAM ARMY WITH THE DISMISSAL OF 50 OFFICERS FOR CORRUPTION.

    ELIMINATIONS OF CORRUPTION IN THE ARMED FORCES HAVE BEEN MAJOR POINTS IN BOTH MARSHAL KY'S AND GENERAL THIEU'S CAMPAIGNING.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA309VLXP06BIMLST0LFCPZQ1K
    Media URN:
    VLVA309VLXP06BIMLST0LFCPZQ1K
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    27/08/1967
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:30:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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