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    Early returns in Indonesia's first general elections for 16 years have shown a clear trend towards the Government-backed Sekber Golkar Organisation -- a joint association of 260 diverse groups.

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    Early returns in Indonesia's first general elections for 16 years have shown a clear trend towards the Government-backed Sekber Golkar Organisation -- a joint association of 260 diverse groups. Only a trickle of results had reached Djakarta by Sunday (July 4) after the close of polling on Saturday (July 3).

    But first results of polling indicated that the Sekber Golkar would sweep to victory over the nine opposing political parties. Official results are not scheduled to be announced until August the Seventh.

    SYNOPSIS: Indonesians went to the polls on Saturday in the country's first general elections for sixteen years. This voting was at a school just outside Djakarta. The results so far show a clear trend towards the Government-backed Sekber Golkar organisation - a joint association of 260 diverse groups.

    In Djakarta by Sunday, Golkar appeared to be taking between 40 and 45 per cent of the vote, and reports from the provinces indicate the Golkar poll was even stronger there.

    Official results are not scheduled to be announced will August the seventh, and until then the Government is continuing its tight security arrangements surrounding the elections. Reports from the provinces so far indicate that polling went off without any serious incidents.

    President Suharto toured some of the polling stations in Djakarta and watched some of the voting. He saw the returning officer call each individual voter to cast his vote alone. Voting had begun as early as eight in the morning and continued till afternoon, with about 57,500,000 electors eligible to vote.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA5RB51S216YRIIWO102DM26HWM
    Media URN:
    VLVA5RB51S216YRIIWO102DM26HWM
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    04/07/1971
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:23:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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