• Short Summary

    VOTERS IN HONDURAS GO TO THE POLLS TODAY (TUESDAY) TO REPLACE THE RULING MILITARY JUNTA WITH A CONSTITUENT ASSEMBLY AND A PRESIDENT.

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    SV PAN..LIBERAL PARTY HEADQUARTERS (2 SHOTS)
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    2.
    SV RECEPTION FOR VILLEDA MORALES
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    3.
    MARTINEZ-ORDONEZ CHIEF LIBERAL SPOKESMAN, SPEAKS TO RECEPTION
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    4.
    SV PEOPLE APPLAUD
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    SV VILLEDA MORALES HUGS MARTINEZ-ORDONEZ
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    CU MRS VILLEDA MORALES
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    CU VILLEDA MORALES SPEAKING
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    GV PEOPLE APPLAUD
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    CU SIGN - NATIONAL PARTY
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    CU NATIONAL PARTY POSTERS
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    SV PICTURE OF COL. LOPEZ ARELLANO PAN DOWN TO PEOPLE
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    SV PEOPLE, WOMAN WITH PICTURE OF COL. LOPEZ ARELLANO
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    SCU PAN..PEOPLE
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    SCU PAN..PEOPLE APPLAUD
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    SCU NATIONAL ELECTION COUNCIL, WOMAN TYPING
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    SV MAN RUNS MIMEOGRAPH MACHINE AT NATIONAL ELECTION COUNCIL
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    SV NATIONAL ELECTION COUNCIL MATERIAL
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    Background: VOTERS IN HONDURAS GO TO THE POLLS TODAY (TUESDAY) TO REPLACE THE RULING MILITARY JUNTA WITH A CONSTITUENT ASSEMBLY AND A PRESIDENT.A THREAT OF COMMUNIST AGITATION DURING THE VOTING FOLLOWED THE DISCOVERY OF AN ALLEGED COMMUNIST COUP PLOT AND THE CAPTURE OF A SMALL ARSENAL.TO ENSURE A PEACEFUL ELECTION, THE NATION'S SECURITY FORCES HAVE BEEN PUT UNDER THE CONTROL OF THE NATIONAL ELECTORAL COUNCIL.

    ALLEGATIONS OF INTIMIDATION OF CANDIDATES DURING THE CAMPAIGN CULMINATED IN AN AMBUSH IN WHICH SENOR ENRIQUE VILLELE, A LAWYER AND LEADER OF THE NATIONAL PARTY, WAS SHOT DEAD.

    THE PARTY LEADERSHIP WAS TAKEN OVER BY AIR FORCE COLONEL OSWALDO LOPEZ ARELLANO, THE PRESENT HEAD OF STATE.A JUNTA HAS RULED THE COUNTRY FOR 16 MONTHS -- SINCE A MILITARY COUP IN OCTOBER, 1963 DEPOSED PRESIDENT RAMON VILLEDA MORALES.

    DR.VILLEDA LEADS THE LIBERAL PARTY, THE ONLY OTHER ILLEGAL POLITICAL ORGANISATION.HE RETURNED FROM EXILE IN COSTA RICA LAST MONTH TO TAKE PART IN THE ELECTIONS.

    TODAY THE VOTERS WILL CHOOSE 64 MEMBERS OF THE CONSTITUENT ASSEMBLY, WHO WILL ELECT A PRESIDENT FROM THEIR OWN NUMBER.THE ASSEMBLY MEETS ON MARCH 16.

    IF THE LIBERALS WIN CONTROL OF THE ASSEMBLY, DR.VILLEDA IS EXPECTED TO RESUME THE PRESIDENCY.A NATIONAL PARTY VICTORY WOULD KEEP COLONEL LOPEZ IN OFFICE.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA3QP2QJEPTNUILLYCX970038D
    Media URN:
    VLVA3QP2QJEPTNUILLYCX970038D
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    16/02/1965
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:25:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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