• Short Summary

    Algerian voters queued at polling stations inn Algiers and surrounding districts, May 28/29, to record their choice in the 3-day municipal elections.

  • Description

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    SV EXTERIOR..voting station
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    2.
    SV INTERIOR.. man votes
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    3.
    CV INT..woman votes
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    4.
    SV EXTERIOR..another voting station, within
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    5.
    CV Woman at entrance
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    SV Woman sit outside station near posters
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    7.
    GV Queue outside voting station in another district
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    CV Woman and other voters in queue
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    9.
    CU Voters in queue
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    SV INTERIOR..Officials and voters
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    CV Woman official at table
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    12.
    CU Vote dropped into box
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    13.
    MV Officials and veiled voters
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    14.
    GV PAN..Street scene, Algiers, to voters outside voting station
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    Initials PC/S/JF/ES



    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: Algerian voters queued at polling stations inn Algiers and surrounding districts, May 28/29, to record their choice in the 3-day municipal elections. The first two days of polling, May 27/28, produced voting figures of between 50 and 85% in different constituencies, average level being around 60%.

    In an attempt to keep the populace away from the council polls, the rebel National Liberation Front - F.L.N. - threatened to murder any who vote, and rebel forces on the Tunisian frontier shelled French positions and attacked frontier defences. The French Government strongly urged people to go to the polls, hoping to strengthen Moslems in public office who are not afraid of the F.L.N.

    European extremists - hostile to French President de Gaulle's policy of self-determination - campaign for a boycott of the elections.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA336I8AIMGI24WQKUE4AV7NGVJ
    Media URN:
    VLVA336I8AIMGI24WQKUE4AV7NGVJ
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    30/05/1960
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:03:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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