• Short Summary

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

  • Description

    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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