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    THE CAMEROUN FEDERAL REPUBLIC WILL BE ELECTING ITS PRESIDENT FOR THE COMING TERM ON SATURDAY, THE 28TH MARCH.

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    THE CAMEROUN FEDERAL REPUBLIC WILL BE ELECTING ITS PRESIDENT FOR THE COMING TERM ON SATURDAY, THE 28TH MARCH.

    PRESIDENT AHMADOU AHIDJO, WHO IS STANDING FOR RE-ELECTION, HAS BEEN TOURING THE COUNTRY, SPEAKING AT PRE-ELECTION MEETINGS. LARGE CROWDS TURNED OUT TO LISTEN TO HIM IN GAROUA AND BERTOUA.

    AT GAROUA -- THE PRESIDENT'S BIRTH PLACE -- THE HEAD OF THE ELECTORAL CAMPAIGN COMMITTEE FOR THE NORTHERN REGION, M. SANDA OUMAROU, MINISTER OF JUSTICE IN THE CAMEROUN GOVERNMENT, SPOKE IN SUPPORT OF THE PRESIDENT. HE WAS FOLLOWED BY MME FATIMATOU, HEAD OF THE LOCAL WOMEN'S SECTION OF THE RULING NATIONAL CAMEROUN UNION PARTY (U.N.C.). SHE SAID THAT, UNDER THE PRESIDENT'S RULE, WOMEN HAD BECOME FULLY ENFRANCHISED CITIZENS.

    THE PRESIDENT TOLD HIS AUDIENCE: "LOVE ALONE IS NOT ENOUGH -- PROVE IT BY VOTING FOR ME ON THE 28TH MARCH. VOTE FOR STABILITY, AND FOR THE HARMONIOUS ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT OF YOUR COUNTRY".

    AT BERTOUA -- CAPITAL OF THE COUNTRY'S EASTERN REGION -- A CROWD OF 35,000 LISTENED TO THE PRESIDENT WHEN HE CALLED FOR FULL SUPPORT AT THE ELECTION AND PROMISED THAT HE WOULD, AS ALWAYS, DEVOTE PARTICULAR ATTENTION TO THE NEEDS OF THEIR PROVINCE. HE SAID HE WAS DETERMINED TO MAKE THE THIRD DEVELOPMENT PLAN FOR CAMEROUN THE ONE WHICH WOULD ACHIEVE THE DECISIVE BREAKTHROUGH, AND URGED HIS LISTENERS TO SUPPORT HIM WITH HARD WORK AND DETERMINATION.

    HE PROMISED NEW ROADS FOR EASTERN CAMEROUN, AND A RADIO STATION FOR BERTOUA, AS WELL AS HOSPITALS AND MATERNITY HOMES.

    (M. AHIDJO HAS BEEN HEAD OF STATE OF CAMEROUN SINCE IT WON ITS INDEPENDENCE FROM FRANCE IN 1960. HE IS THE SOLE AND UNOPPOSED CANDIDATE, REPRESENTING THE COUNTRY'S ONLY PARTY, THE U.N.C.).

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    Film ID:
    VLVA6CARZ52775P6NESSTW23Y12D8
    Media URN:
    VLVA6CARZ52775P6NESSTW23Y12D8
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    25/03/1970
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:48:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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