• Short Summary

    THE CHRISTIAN DEMOCRAT PARTY OF PRESIDENT EDUARDO FREI WON LAST SATURDAY'S (MARCH 2) CHILEAN CONGRESSIONAL ELECTIONS, BUT ACCORDING TO OFFICIAL RESULTS, IT LOST GROUND TO BOTH THE LEFT AND THE RIGHT.

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    THE CHRISTIAN DEMOCRAT PARTY OF PRESIDENT EDUARDO FREI WON LAST SATURDAY'S (MARCH 2) CHILEAN CONGRESSIONAL ELECTIONS, BUT ACCORDING TO OFFICIAL RESULTS, IT LOST GROUND TO BOTH THE LEFT AND THE RIGHT.

    THE RULING PARTY DROPPED 25 SEATS IN THE HOUSE OF DEPUTIES TO LOSE ITS MAJORITY. IT WILL HAVE 55 SEATS IN THE NEW HOUSE. NEARLY THREE MILLION CHILEANS WERE ELIGIBLE TO CAST THEIR VOTES. ONE OF THESE WAS THE EX-PRESIDENT; JORGE ALESSANDRI, WHO RULED CHILE FOR SIX YEARS UNTIL HE HANDED OVER TO PRESIDENT FREI.

    THROUGHOUT THE POLLING HOURS, SOLDIERS STOOD GUARD BY VOTING BOOTHS IN CASE OF POSSIBLE DEMONSTRATIONS BY ANTI-GOVERNMENT AGITATORS. BUT THE ELECTION PASSED QUIETLY.

    PRESIDENTIAL ELECTIONS ARE SCHEDULED TO TAKE PLACE IN ABOUT 18 MONTHS TIME. FORMER PRESIDENT ALESSANDRI IS EXPECTED TO BE A CONTENDER IN THESE ELECTIONS, ALTHOUGH HE IS NOW 72.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA6E57320W5LL1LEU7BS5VYOS7P
    Media URN:
    VLVA6E57320W5LL1LEU7BS5VYOS7P
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    04/03/1969
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:02:01:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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