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    PROVISIONAL RESULTS IN THE AUGUST 21 GENERAL ELECTION IN BRITISH GUIANA GAVE INDUSTRY MINISTER CHEDDI JAGAN, LEADER OF THE PEOPLE'S PROGRESSIVE PARTY, A CLEAR MAJORITY WITH 20 OF THE 35 SEATS IN THE LEGISLATURE.

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    PROVISIONAL RESULTS IN THE AUGUST 21 GENERAL ELECTION IN BRITISH GUIANA GAVE INDUSTRY MINISTER CHEDDI JAGAN, LEADER OF THE PEOPLE'S PROGRESSIVE PARTY, A CLEAR MAJORITY WITH 20 OF THE 35 SEATS IN THE LEGISLATURE.

    ONE OF DR. JAGAN'S TWO OPPONENTS IS EDUCATION MINISTER FORBES BURNHAM, AN AFRICAN, AND LEADER OF THE PEOPLE'S NATIONAL CONGRESS PARTY. BOTH WANT IMMEDIATE INDEPENDENCE AND BOTH ARE LEFT WING.

    UNDER 43-YEAR-OLD DR. JAGAN AS PREMIER, THE BRITISH COLONY OF 560,000 CITIZENS - OF WHOM 240,000 WERE ELIGIBLE TO VOTE - WOULD SEE THE INTRODUCTION OF A RESOLUTION FOR INDEPENDENCE FROM BRITAIN. (BRITAIN IS COMMITTED TO GRANT IT WITHIN TWO YEARS).

    DR. JAGAN, A DENTIST OF EAST INDIAN DESCENT, DRAWS HIS SUPPORT FROM THE EAST INDIANS OF THE COLONY WHO REPRESENT 50 PER CENT OF THE POPULATION. AFRICANS AND AFRICAN MIXTURES REPRESENT NEARLY 40 PER CENT AND THE REST OF THE POPULATION IS MADE UP OF BRITISH, PORTUGUESE, CHINESE AND AMERICAN INDIANS.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA6NIJWR3QS3KBJLFFYD0YAI2LI
    Media URN:
    VLVA6NIJWR3QS3KBJLFFYD0YAI2LI
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    22/08/1961
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:16:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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