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    A NEW CONSTITUTION FOR THE WEST AFRICAN REPUBLIC OF DAHOMEY, WAS APPROVED BY 99 PER CENT OF THE ELECTORATE IN THE REFERENDUM HELD ON SUNDAY.

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    A NEW CONSTITUTION FOR THE WEST AFRICAN REPUBLIC OF DAHOMEY, WAS APPROVED BY 99 PER CENT OF THE ELECTORATE IN THE REFERENDUM HELD ON SUNDAY. THE CONSTITUTION HAD BEEN DRAFTED BY THE PROVISIONAL GOVERNMENT, LED BY COLONEL CHRISTOPHER SOGLO, WHICH CAME TO POWER WHEN THE GOVERNMENT OF PRESIDENT HUBERTMAGA, WAS TOPPLED BY A COUP LAST OCTOBER.

    THERE WAS A 93 PER CENT TURN OUT IN THE REFERENDUM, AND OF THOSE THE OVERWHELMING MAJORITY WERE IN FAVOUR OF THE DRAFT CONSTITUTION. THE FEW VOTES AGAINST CAME FROM THE NORTHERN REGION. THE FEW VOTES AGAINST CAME FROM THE NORTHERN REGION. THE RESULT IN SEEN AS AN INDICATION THAT THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY, WHICH CAMPAIGNED FOR THE NEW CONSTITUTION, WILL RECEIVE A MAJORITY VOTE IN THE FORTHCOMING ELECTION.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA3V3WXQRKDD7EZY4S602S26WY7
    Media URN:
    VLVA3V3WXQRKDD7EZY4S602S26WY7
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    07/01/1964
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:19:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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