• Short Summary

    SOUTH VIETNAMESE VILLAGERS WENT TO THE POLLS ON SUNDAY TO ELECT LOCAL CHIEFS AND VILLAGE COUNCILS.

  • Description

    SOUTH VIETNAMESE VILLAGERS WENT TO THE POLLS ON SUNDAY TO ELECT LOCAL CHIEFS AND VILLAGE COUNCILS. THE VIET CONG HAD APPEALED TO THE VOTERS TO SABOTAGE AND BOYCOTT THE POLLING, BUT APART FROM A VIET CONG GRENADE ATTACK ON ONE POLLING STATION THE ELECTION WENT FAIRLY QUIETLY.

    THE POLLING IS PHASED OVER SEVERAL MONTHS. A TOTAL OF 4,500,000 SOUTH VIETNAMESE ARE EXPECTED TO ELECT CANDIDATES FOR AN ESTIMATED 15,000 VILLAGE OFFICES.

    THE ELECTION IS BEING HELD IN ABOUT HALF OF SOUTH VIETNAM'S 2,526 VILLAGES -- THOSE CONSIDERED SECURE ENOUGH TO HAVE AN ELECTED COUNCIL. A SOUTH VIETNAMESE VILLAGE IS AN AREA MADE UP OF SEVERAL HAMLETS WHICH IN TURN HAVE THEIR OWN LOCAL ADMINISTRATION.

    IN THE LAST LOCAL ELECTIONS IN 1964, NO VILLAGE CHIEFS WERE ELECTED AND THE VILLAGE CITIZENS' COUNCILS WHICH WERE VOTED INTO OFFICE HAD SCANT CONTROL OVER VILLAGE FINANCES. BUT ACCORDING TO LAWS PUBLISHED LAST DECEMBER, VILLAGE AND HAMLET CHIEFS WILL BE ELECTED BY POPULAR VOTE IN THESE ELECTIONS, AND VILLAGE COUNCILS WILL CONTROL VILLAGE BUDGETS.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA3J1APNOKZ2V2S5OC2WYS8RTV0
    Media URN:
    VLVA3J1APNOKZ2V2S5OC2WYS8RTV0
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    04/04/1967
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:24:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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