• Short Summary

    DOCTOR EMILE DERLIN ZINSOU, OUSTED FROM THE DAHOMEY PRESIDENCY LAST DECEMBER AND NOW CAMPAIGNING FOR THE COMING ELECTION, HAS MET MIXED REACTION FROM HIS FORMER SUPPORTERS.

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    DOCTOR EMILE DERLIN ZINSOU, OUSTED FROM THE DAHOMEY PRESIDENCY LAST DECEMBER AND NOW CAMPAIGNING FOR THE COMING ELECTION, HAS MET MIXED REACTION FROM HIS FORMER SUPPORTERS.

    ONE OF FOUR PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATES, DOCTOR ZINSOU HAS BEEN "JEERED AND CHEERED" AS THE CAMPAIGN REACHED A ROUSING CLIMAX IN READINESS FOR ELECTING A PRESIDENT AND FORTY-TWO PARLIAMENTARIANS OVER THE NEXT THREE WEEKS.

    THE THREE OTHER PRESIDENTIAL HOPEFUL ARE EX-PRESIDENT HUBERT MAGA AND SOUROU MIGAN APITHY, AND FORMER PREMIER JUSTIN TOMETIN AHOMADEGBE.

    THE CAMPAIGN, WHICH CAME TO AN END AT MIDNIGHT LAST NIGHT (SUNDAY, MARCH 8TH) HAS BEEN MARKED BY PUBLIC MEETINGS AND GOVERNMENT RADIO DEBATES, AT WHICH THE CANDIDATES DISCUSSED SUCH ISSUES AS POLITICAL NON-ALIGNMENT, FREEDOM OF SPEECH, ECONOMIC EXPANSION, NATIONAL UNITY AND SOCIAL PROGRESS.

    HELD ON THE SAME LINES AS UNITED STATES ELECTIONEERING, CAMPAIGN OFFICIALS FREELY DISTRIBUTED LEAFLETS, PAPER HATS, SPECIALLY-MADE MATCHBOXES AND KEYRINGS, AND POSTERS BEARING THEIR LEADERS' EFFIGIES AND SLOGANS.

    A THREE-MAN MILITARY DIRECTORATE HAS RULED DAHOMEY SINCE DOCTOR ZINSOU WAS OVERTHROWN BY A COUP LAST DECEMBER 10TH.

    ACCORDING TO REPORTS, DOCTOR ZINSOU HAS A SLIGHT EDGE OVER HIS OPPONENTS--AND IN THE PARLIAMENTARY FIELD, M. D'ALMEIDA AND MISS GRACE JOHNSON GAINED SUBSTANTIAL SUPPORT.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA3P724DJPLSTRBGMX4QSW9WC6I
    Media URN:
    VLVA3P724DJPLSTRBGMX4QSW9WC6I
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    09/03/1970
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:32:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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