• Short Summary

    At a meeting of South Korea's National Assembly in Seoul, March 18, Opposition Democratic Party leader Kwak Sang Hoon denounced as "illegal and invalid" the March 15 Presidential elections, which resulted in victory for President Syngman Rhee and his own Party's Vice-Presidential candidate, Lee Ki Poong.

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    Opposition Democratic Party Leader Kwak Sang Hoon speaking.
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    CU Democratic representatives standing inside Assembly House.
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    LS House - Democrats stands while Liberals are seated.
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    Democrats shout "Aye" three times.
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    MS Democrat Kwak orders walk out.
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    Democrats representatives walk out.
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    Democrats outside the Assembly.
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    PAN Ditto.
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    MS Gesturing democratic representatives.
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    LS Crowd follows representatives.
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    LS Democratic representatives converge at their liaison office in Seoul.
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    Background: At a meeting of South Korea's National Assembly in Seoul, March 18, Opposition Democratic Party leader Kwak Sang Hoon denounced as "illegal and invalid" the March 15 Presidential elections, which resulted in victory for President Syngman Rhee and his own Party's Vice-Presidential candidate, Lee Ki Poong.

    During the Democratic leader's speech, the fifty members of his party remained standing, while members of President Rhee's Liberal party took their seats.

    Supporting the charges, the Democrats shouted "Aye" three times and then walked out of the Assembly in protest.

    There were outbreaks of violence during the election campaigns, and on polling day a number of people were killed when police fired on a crowd. The Opposition boycotted the counting of votes and warned that they seek to have the elections declared void.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA4R3MPBNKRQIH66DR70X6ZLXH0
    Media URN:
    VLVA4R3MPBNKRQIH66DR70X6ZLXH0
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    22/03/1960
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:45:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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