• Short Summary

    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.

  • Description

    1.
    GV CROWD OUTSIDE POLLING STATION
    0.06

    2.
    SCU REFERENDUM POSTER
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    3.
    CU INT. COLONEL SOGLO CASTS VOTE, SALUTES
    0.15

    4.
    CU MADAME SOGLO CASTS VOTE
    0.20

    5.
    SV COLONEL AND MADAME SOGLO LEAVE
    0.22

    6.
    SCU MR. APITHY ENTERS ROOM
    0.33

    7.
    CU MR. APITHY CASTS VOTE
    0.38

    8.
    SV WOMAN CASTS VOTE
    0.40

    9.
    CU BALLOT PAPER INTO BOX
    0.42

    10.
    SV MR. AHOMADEGBE ARRIVES AND CASTS VOTE
    0.52

    11.
    CU MA. AHOMADEGBE
    0.55

    12.
    SV ANOTHER OFFICIAL CASTS VOTE
    1.00

    13.
    SV PAN.. OVER CROWD RECEIVING REFERENDUM INSTRUCTIONS
    1.09

    14.
    LV MR. AGBOTOM (DIRECTOR OF INFORMATION) GIVES INSTRUCTIONS
    1.13

    15.
    GV DITTO
    1.17



    Initials JM/S/WH/GH



    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: 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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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA3V3WXQRKDD7EZY4S602S26WY7
    Media URN:
    VLVA3V3WXQRKDD7EZY4S602S26WY7
    Group:
    Reuters - Including 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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