• Short Summary

    A GENERAL ELECTION WAS BEING HELD TODAY (SUNDAY) IN BOLIVIA TO SELECT A PRESIDENT AND PARLIAMENT.

  • Description

    A GENERAL ELECTION WAS BEING HELD TODAY (SUNDAY) IN BOLIVIA TO SELECT A PRESIDENT AND PARLIAMENT.

    THE NEW GOVERNMENT IS TO REPLACE A MILITARY JUNTA WHICH HAS BEEN IN POWER SINCE 1964.

    GENERAL RENE BARRIENTOS ORTUNO, THE FORMER ARMED FORCES COMMANDER, IS FAVOURED TO WIN THE PRESIDENTIAL POST.

    THE GOVERNMENT OF VICTOR PAZ ESTENSSORO -- THE NATIONAL REVOLUTIONARY MOVEMENT -- WAS DEPOSED BY THE BOLIVIAN ARMED FORCES ON NOVEMBER 4, 1964.

    AS TODAY'S ELECTION NEARED, ALL WAS REPORTED CALM.

    THERE ARE FIVE POLITICAL GROUPINGS IN THE ELECTION:
    THE NATIONAL REVOLUTIONARY FRONT (FRB), HEADED BY GENERAL BARRIENTOS, DESCRIBED AS A MODERATE LEFTIST;
    THE BOLIVIAN SOCIALIST FALANGE (FSB), WHOSE CANDIDATE IS GENERAL BILBAO RIOJA, A MODERATE SOCIALIST;
    AN ALLIANCE OF ALL THE NATION'S COMMUNIST PARTIES CALLED THE NATIONAL LIBERATION FRONT (FILN) WHOSE IS FELIPE INGUEZ;
    THE NATIONAL REVOLUTIONARY MOVEMENT (MNR), WHICH IS HEADED BY VICTOR ABDRADE AND DR. MARIO DIEZ DE MEDINA WHO REPRESENTS VICTOR PAZ ESTENSSORO.

    AND THE DEMOCRATIC INSTITUTIONALIST ALLIANCE HEADED BY FORMER PRESIDENT ENRIQUE HERTZOG (AID). THIS PARTY IS REPORTED TO REPRESENT THE EXTREME RIGHT.

    THE ELECTIONS HAVE GENERATED MORE ENTHUSIASM AND INTEREST AMONG THE ELECTORATE THAN ANY PREVIOUS BOLIVIAN ELECTION.

    EVERY WALL IN THE CAPITAL CITY OF LA PAZ WAS COVERED WITH ELECTION POSTERS UNTIL THE MAYOR DEMANDED THAT THE PARTIES RESPECT THE CLEANLINESS OF THE CITY.

    BALLOT BOXES WERE DISTRIBUTED LAST WEEK. A SYSTEM OF REPORTING BOTE TALLIES TO A CENTRAL OFFICE IN LA PAZ WHERE THEY WILL BE TALLIED ELECTRONICALLY IS BEING USE.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA4JXZ888QXO7AJJOZT7RGA8MN8
    Media URN:
    VLVA4JXZ888QXO7AJJOZT7RGA8MN8
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    03/07/1966
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:31:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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