• Short Summary

    Uruguay--the small South American country which has recently been suffering from riots, demonstrations and political kidnappings--yesterday faced a new and totally legal type of political upheaval: for the first time in its 141 years of constitutional history a new strong electoral party was formed out of a coalition of Left-wing groups.

  • Description

    Uruguay--the small South American country which has recently been suffering from riots, demonstrations and political kidnappings--yesterday faced a new and totally legal type of political upheaval: for the first time in its 141 years of constitutional history a new strong electoral party was formed out of a coalition of Left-wing groups. It is to be known as the Frente Amplio-which translated means Broad Front. Following their war of Independence against Spain--then Portugal, Brazil and Argentina-from 1811 to 1828, the Uruguayans promulgated their first Constitution in 1830. Civil strife broke out almost immediately, with the people eventually ranged behind two leaders who had emerged as strong men of the "gaucho" revolution of Independence, each group wearing a coloured ribbon--Colorado (Red) and Blanco (White)--which to this day have represented the two electoral parties of the country. Now, with the advent of the Frente Amplio, there will be, for the first time, a third choice offered to the voters of Uruguay at their next elections--currently scheduled for November this year.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA3OV8PO9CLGII1A68CDB4S538R
    Media URN:
    VLVA3OV8PO9CLGII1A68CDB4S538R
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    07/02/1971
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:18:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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