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    Hungary reported a 97-percent turn-out on Sunday (8 June) in elections for a new parliament and for local government seats.

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    GV EXTERIOR Polling in Budapest, Hungary. ZOOM TO Sign
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    SV First Secretary of the Central Committee, Mr Janos Kadar checking in with officials
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    SV Mr Kadar voting, followed by Mrs Kadar (4 shots)
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    SV Hungarian President, Mr Pal Losonczi voting (3 shots)
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    SV Mr Losonczi's wife voting and couple leave
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    SV Prime Minister, Mr Gyoergy Lazar and wife voting (2 shots)
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    SV Chairman of the Hungarian Pontifical Board Dr Laszlo Lekai entering and voting (3 shots)
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    Background: Hungary reported a 97-percent turn-out on Sunday (8 June) in elections for a new parliament and for local government seats.

    SYNOPSIS: About seven-point-seven million Hungarians were entitled to elect candidates sponsored by the People's Patriotic Front, a communist-controlled umbrella organisation, for 352 parliamentary and 55-thousand local government seats. There were opposition candidates in only fifteen parliamentary seats. Hungary reported that 99-point-three percent of those who voted did so for officially-approved candidates.

    The Hungarian President, Mr Pal Losonczi, and his wife were at the polling booths in the capital, Budapest, to cast their votes. According to election procedure, voting was by secret ballot.

    Also voting in the capital was the Hungarian Prime Minister, Mr Gyoergy Lazar and his wife. The Hungarian National Assembly will meet later this month to elect a new government. It's also expected to consider restructuring several of the economic ministries to try to improve efficiency.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA3216RRI9XNSY4FSIG6MNJEMHH
    Media URN:
    VLVA3216RRI9XNSY4FSIG6MNJEMHH
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    09/06/1980
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:13:00
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