• Short Summary

    AS ESTIMATED TEN MILLION MEXICANS WENT TO THE POLLS SUNDAY (5 JULY) IN THAT NATION'S GENERAL ELECTION.

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    AS ESTIMATED TEN MILLION MEXICANS WENT TO THE POLLS SUNDAY (5 JULY) IN THAT NATION'S GENERAL ELECTION. GUSTAVO DIAZ-ORDAZ, THE WINNING CANDIDATE, CAST HIS BALLOT AT A NEIGHBOURHOOD POLLING PLACE IN MEXICO CITY.

    SR. DIAZ-ORDAZ, THE CANDIDATE OF THE MAJORITY GOVERNING PARTY, OF REVOLUTIONARY INSTITUTIONS (P.R.I.) WAS ASSURED OF VICTORY. MEXICO HAS A LARGELY ONE-PARTY SYSTEM, AND NOMINATION BY PRI IS CONSIDERED A GUARANTEE OF ELECTION. NONETHELESS, SR DIAZ-ORDAZ CAMPAIGNED VIGOROUSLY AGAINST HIS ONLY OPPONENT, DR. JOSE GONZALES TORRES, THE CANDIDATE OF THE CONSERVATIVE NATIONAL ACTION PARTY (PAN). A THIRD CANDIDATE, BACKED BY MEXICO'S COMMUNIST PARTY, FAILED TO GET HIS NAME ON THE BALLOT.

    SR DIAZ-ORDAZ WILL TAKE OVER FROM INCUMBENT PRESIDENT ADOLFO LOPEZ-MATEOS ON 1 DECEMBER, AND WILL SERVE FOR SIX YEARS. HE CANNOT SUCCEED HIMSELF. SR. DIAZ-ORDAZ HAS SERVED AS PRESIDENT OF THE SUPREME COURT OF PUEBLO, HIS HOME STATE, AS A MEMBER OF THE MEXICAN CONGRESS AND A SECRETARY OF THE INTERIOR UNDER SR. LOPEZ MATEOS. HE IS EXPECTED TO CONTINUE THE POLICIES OF THE PRESENT ADMINISTRATION AND TO BE A STRONG CHIEF EXECUTIVE. DURING THE CAMPAIGN HE SECURED THE BACKING OF A WIDE RANGE OF POLITICAL AND ECONOMIC GROUPS MAKING UP THE PRI, INCLUDING BOTH THE PARTY'S LEFTIST AND RIGHTIST WINGS.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA5FK9TPB6XJST5DXLUCVSA5QBU
    Media URN:
    VLVA5FK9TPB6XJST5DXLUCVSA5QBU
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    08/07/1964
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:12:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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