• Short Summary

    THE PEOPLE OF URUGUAY, WHO WENT TO THE POLLS YESTERDAY (SUNDAY) HAVE GIVEN A NARROW WIN TO THE RULING BLANCO OR "WHITE" PARTY, WHICH HAS GOVERNED THE COUNTRY FOR THE PAST FOUR YEARS.

  • Description

    THE PEOPLE OF URUGUAY, WHO WENT TO THE POLLS YESTERDAY (SUNDAY) HAVE GIVEN A NARROW WIN TO THE RULING BLANCO OR "WHITE" PARTY, WHICH HAS GOVERNED THE COUNTRY FOR THE PAST FOUR YEARS. UNDER URUGUAY'S 1951 CONSTITUTION, VOTING IS UNIVERSAL AND COMPULSORY FOR EVERY MAN AND WOMAN OVER THE AGE OF 18.

    URUGUAY IS ONE OF THE FEW COUNTRIES IN LATIN AMERICA WHICH HAS A WELL ESTABLISHED DEMOCRATIC FORM OF GOVERNMENT (DATING BACK ABOUT 60 YEARS).

    IT HAS A PREDOMINATELY TWO-PARTY SYSTEM - THE "BLANCO" OR "WHITE" PARTY AND THE "COLORADO" OR "RED" PARTY. BOTH ARE DESCRIBED AS PROGRESSIVELY MINDED AND STRIVE TOWARDS A DEMOCRATIC WELFARE-STATE.

    HOWEVER, BOTH PARTIES HAVE SUB GROUPS OR SPLINTER FACTIONS WHICH EACH PRESENT THEIR LISTS TO THE ELECTORATE AND WHICH ARE IDENTIFIED BY NUMBER. THEY STILL REMAIN MEMBERS OF ONE OR OTHER OF THE TWO MAIN PARTIES AND ARE ELECTED TO OFFICE BY A COMPLICATED ELECTORAL SYSTEM.

    THIS YEAR HAS BEEN SEEN INTENSE ACTIVITY BY EXTREME LEFT-WING GROUPS, INCLUDING ONE WHICH USES THE INITIALS "F.I.D.E.L." TO UNDERSCORE ITS SUPPORT FOR THE CUBAN PRIME MINISTER, DR. FIDEL CASTRO."
    IN MONTEVIDEO,THE CAPITAL OF URUGUAY, THE CAMPAIGN ELECTION WAS CONDUCTED IN A FESTIVAL LIKE ATMOSPHERE, WITH COWBOYS, BANNERS, SOUND TRUCKS AND HUGE RALLIES.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA5DRGUMQQ85Q5T345GTD4FR2T4
    Media URN:
    VLVA5DRGUMQQ85Q5T345GTD4FR2T4
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    26/11/1962
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:38:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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