• Short Summary

    South Vietnam has welcomed President Nixon's re-election.

    The Foreign Minister, Tran Van Lam, said Mr. Nixon's?

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    1.
    GV Saigon street. (4 shots) NATSOF
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    2.
    SCUS People in streets reading newspaper headlines. NATSOF.
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    3.
    GV PAN United States forces radio station. (SOUND -- ENGLISH RADIO BROADCASTS GIVING ELECTION RESULTS OVER FILM)
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    4.
    GV Military vehicle outside radio station. (RADIO BROADCAST CONTINUES)
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    SVS Military policemen (U.S. and South Vietnam) on duty in Saigon streets, listening to radio results. (4 shots)
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    6.
    SCUS Civilians listening to radios. (3 shots)
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    GV PAN ALONG Election results board in street. (NATSOF)
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    8.
    GVS, CU AND SV Girl writing results on board. Crowds watching. (6 shots)
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    Initials RW/VS 1.10 RW/VS 1.21



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    Background: South Vietnam has welcomed President Nixon's re-election.

    The Foreign Minister, Tran Van Lam, said Mr. Nixon's landslide victory showed "the American people are voting according to commonsense -- for peace with honour".

    He added that the win did not surprise Saigon, since there were signs during the election campaign of the "complete confidence of US public opinion in President Nixon's leadership".

    Other government and opposition leaders also welcomed the results, while they remained wary of the American government's plans for peace in Indochina.

    The South Vietnamese government had publicly attacked plans of Democratic challenger, Senator George McGovern to cut off support for President Thieu's regime.

    The election results were followed eagerly by Saigon's population.....in newspapers and on radio.

    SYNOPSIS: This week's Presidential election in the United States attracted attention throughout the world.....but nowhere more than in South vietnam, and particularly in its capital, Saigon.

    As the results came in, people gathered in the streets to buy the newspapers, listen to radio and read tally boards set up at several points.

    As it became apparent that President Nixon was set for a landslide victory, various government and opposition leaders welcomed the result.

    The South Vietnamese Foreign Minister, Tran Ven Lam, said President Nixon's victory showed the American people had voted with commonsense -- for peace with honour. He said the win did not surprise Saigon. But south Vietnamese approval was tempered by a wariness about Mr. Nixon's plans for peace in Indochina. The government had earlier attacked Senator George McGovern's plans to cut off support for President Thieu's regime.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA3DHE1546IJMVSKSXA280MKRH4
    Media URN:
    VLVA3DHE1546IJMVSKSXA280MKRH4
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    09/11/1972
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:22:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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