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    IN SOUTH KOREA THERE IS ONLY A WEEK LEFT TO THE PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION ON OCTOBER 15.

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    IN SOUTH KOREA THERE IS ONLY A WEEK LEFT TO THE PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION ON OCTOBER 15.ALTHOUGH ORIGINALLY SEVEN CANDIDATES HAD BEEN NOMINATED TO FIGHT IN THE ELECTION, IT SEEMS LIKELY THAT THE RACE WILL DEVELOP BETWEEN GENERAL PAK CHUNG HI, THE SOUTH KOREAN MILITARY RULER WHO RETIRED FROM THE ARMY IN ORDER TO RUN FOR THE PRESIDENCY, AND YUN POSUN, A FORMER PRESIDENT.

    OUT OF THE ORIGINAL SEVEN CANDIDATES, TWO HAVE WITHDRAWN ALREADY AND IT SEEMS LIKELY THAT THREE LESSER KNOWN POLITICIANS WILL DO THE SAME.LAST WERE HUH CHUNG, WHO LED THE CARETAKER GOVERNMENT AFTER THE FALL OF DR.SYNGHAM RHEE, WITHDREW HIS CANDIDACY LEAVING YUN POSUN RUNNING FOR THE CIVILIAN RULE PARTY, AS THE LEADING OPPOSITION CANDIDATE.AND TWO DAYS AGO YO CHAN SONG, WHO AS "TIGER" SONG WAS A HERO OF THE KOREAN WAR, ALSO WITHDREW.MR.SONG, THE LIBERAL DEMOCRATIC PARTY CANDIDATE, IS CURRENTLY IN PRISON ON A NUMBER OF CHARGES.

    YUN POSUN'S CAMPAIGN REACHED A CLIMAX LAST WEEK WHEN A CROWD ESTIMATED AT 150,000 GATHERED ON THE NAM-SAN MOUNTAIN TO HEAR HIS CAMPAIGN SPEECH.IT IS REPORTED THAT ONLY 30,000 PEOPLE ATTENDED A SIMILAR ADDRESS BY GENERAL PAK CHUNG HI, WHO IS THE OFFICIAL CANDIDATE OF THE DEMOCRATIC REPUBLICAN PARTY.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA5VWLMHS84Y49RHTWY7LC6JXWV
    Media URN:
    VLVA5VWLMHS84Y49RHTWY7LC6JXWV
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    09/10/1963
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:20:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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