Elections for deputies to the Federal Council of the Peoples' Assembly and to the Republic Councils started today.
L.S. Street scenes in Belgrade.
S.V. Public transport along street - banner stretched across street.
G.V. Voting notice on scaffold.
L.S. Car past building.
S.V. People entering and leaving building used for voting.
S.C.U. Alexander Bankovitch, Vice President of Federal Executive voting.
S.C.U. Svetosar Vukmanovitch, another Vice President of Federal Executive - casts vote.
S.V. People sign voting slips.
S.V. Girl puts voting slip into ballot box.
Angle Shot. Man casting vote.
S.C.U. Man puts voting slip in ballot box.
S.V. Wife of late Mosa Pijade fills in voting slip walks over and places it in ballot box.
G.V. People enter building.
G.V. Men voting.
G.V. Woman ditto.
S.V. Man voting.
G.V. President Josip Broz-Pito casting vote.
G.V. The President's wife casting vote.
Initials S-D W.S./P.B.
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Background: Elections for deputies to the Federal Council of the Peoples' Assembly and to the Republic Councils started today. It is five years since the Yugoslavian electorate had an opportunity to record their opinion of the Government policies by voting.
Most prominent of the candidates seeking re-election was Marshal Tito, President of the People's Republic. With his wife, he went to one of the polling booths in Belgrade to record his vote. It has been estimated that of the eleven million people eligible to vote, over 90% has done so.
During his election campaign, Tito affirmed that the Government, on re-election, would continue with those policies and projects it had planned in its last tenure. He acknowledged that mistakes had been made and wrong decisions taken, but the Government would continue to foster the individual, and assists with his or her problems, for that was the purpose of the society to which all Yugoslavs belong.