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    GENERAL ELECTION FEVER HAS BEEN MOUNTING IN THE SUDAN AS POLLING DAY, APRIL 21, DRAWS NEAR.

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    GENERAL ELECTION FEVER HAS BEEN MOUNTING IN THE SUDAN AS POLLING DAY, APRIL 21, DRAWS NEAR.THE COUNTRY'S SUPREME STATE COUNCIL RECENTLY REFUSED A REQUEST FOR POSTPONEMENT OF THE ELECTION FROM THE LEFT WING OF THE PEOPLE'S DEMOCRATIC PARTY, THE COMMUNIST PARTY, AND THE PROFESSIONAL FRONT.

    A CARETAKER GOVERNMENT, UNDER SER AL-KHATIM KHALIFA, WAS ESTABLISHED AFTER LAST OCTOBER'S REVOLUTION AGAINST THE MILITARY RULE OF GENERAL ABBOUD.IT WAS GIVEN ITS MANDATE TO RULE BY SIX PARTIES, THREE OF WHICH - THE COMMUNIST THE PROFESSIONAL FRONT AND THE PEOPLE'S DEMOCRATIC PARTY - WANTED IT TO REMAIN IN POWER.

    THIS GOVERNMENT RESIGNED ON FEB 18 FOLLOWING ALLEGATIONS BY OPPOSITION PARTIES THAT IT WAS DOMINATED BY LEFT-WING POLITICIANS.A NEW COALITION WAS FORMED BY SER AL-KHATIM KHALIFA WHICH GAVE THREE MINISTRIES TO THE LEFT-WING PEOPLE'S DEMOCRATS AND ONE TO THE COMMUNIST PARTY, TURNING HIS CABINET INTO AN ALL-PARTY COALITION.

    THERE WILL BE NO ELECTIONS IN THE SOUTH -- SOUTHERN PARTIES ARE OPPOSED TO ANY ELECTIONS BEFORE THEIR CONSTITUTIONAL FUTURE IS DECIDED.THE LEADER OF THE PEOPLE'S DEMOCRATS, MR.ALI ABDEL RAHMAN, HAS SAID THAT HOLDING ELECTIONS IN THE NORTH ONLY WAS "A CRIME WHICH WOULD LEAD TO THE SEPARATION OF THE SOUTHERN PROVINCES."
    OPPOSITION PARTIES HAVE ALREADY ANNOUNCED THEY WILL BOYCOTT THE FORTHCOMING ELECTIONS WHICH THE RIGHTIST UMMA, NATIONAL UNIONISTS AND MOSLEM BROTHERS INSIST ON HOLDING.

    REPORTS THIS WEEK INDICATE THAT THE POLLING IN KHARTOUM PROVINCE WILL BE DEFERRED UNTIL APRIL 28 AS ELECTORAL STAFF ARE NOT YET FULLY TRAINED.THERE WILL BE 228 SEATS IN SUDAN'S NEW PARLIAMENT - CONTESTED BY 846 CANDIDATES.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA34W72DC621D15LC50OG9C3ZPQ
    Media URN:
    VLVA34W72DC621D15LC50OG9C3ZPQ
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    16/04/1965
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:43:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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