• Short Summary

    Polling stations were set up throughout Indonesia to enable millions of voters to participate in the country's third general election.

  • Description

    Polling stations were set up throughout Indonesia to enable millions of voters to participate in the country's third general election.

    It is only the third general election since Indonesia gained independence from Dutch rule more than thirty years ago.

    President Suharto was one of the first members of the Indonesian government to vote in one of the thousands of open air polling stations. The President had earlier told his countrymen that voting was a noble duty.

    It is the second time Indonesia has gone to the polls under the rule of President Suharto who became the nation's leader after crushing a communist coup attempt in 1965.

    Voters showed their preference for one of the three main competing parties by placing a hole through a printed symbol on the voting card.

    Political observers in Jakarta predicted that the ruling Golkar party would win the elections but without the landslide victories the government received in the 1971 general elections.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA4Y1NGBJAFGZPEXKDJCIMO6HIO
    Media URN:
    VLVA4Y1NGBJAFGZPEXKDJCIMO6HIO
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    03/05/1977
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:00:58:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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