• Short Summary

    In Damascus, Syrians went to the polls on Friday (12th, March) to elect a president for a seven year term.

  • Description

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    SV cars with pictures of Assad in window.
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    MV sign on building "Welcome to Syria"
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    MV ??? pan to ??? carrying voters.
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    MV voters assemble.
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    SV people marching and chanting (2 shots)
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    CU sign Damascus
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    LV Syrian flag on top of building.
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    SV Statue tilt down to picture of Assad.
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    MV election poster.
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    SV Polling station with people going to vote (2 shots)
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    SV Arabic sign.
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    12.
    MV people casting votes (4 shots)
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    Initials DR.16.28 DR.17.35



    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: In Damascus, Syrians went to the polls on Friday (12th, March) to elect a president for a seven year term. The plebiscite was the first for thirteen years.

    The only candidate for the presidency was 43-year-old Lieutenant-General Hafez Al-Assad, who had been nominated by the Baath Party's provisional leadership and whose candidature was unanimously approved by the people's council.

    An almost unanimous 'YES' was expected from the voters.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA47287VS9D60MBWJ5WRP0TKXB6
    Media URN:
    VLVA47287VS9D60MBWJ5WRP0TKXB6
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    13/03/1971
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:39:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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