• Short Summary

    As Portugal's election fever increases -- polling in the first free elections for 48 years takes place on Friday (25 April) -- The Popular Democrat party wound up its electoral campaign in Lisbon on Tuesday (22 April) night with a mass rally of 20,000 in a Lisbon sports stadium.

  • Description

    As Portugal's election fever increases -- polling in the first free elections for 48 years takes place on Friday (25 April) -- The Popular Democrat party wound up its electoral campaign in Lisbon on Tuesday (22 April) night with a mass rally of 20,000 in a Lisbon sports stadium.

    One of the Party's leaders -- Dr. Francisco Pinto Balsenao -- told his slogan-chanting and banner-waving supporters that the Popular Democrats would win the election. He added that this would show up the "fierce tigers of today for what they are -- just paper tigers".

    But he also urged the Government to take the elections seriously. This note of caution was made in the face of repeated statements from Portugal's left-wing military rulers that the country's course would not be affected by the election results and that these would not alter the government coalition of Socialists, Popular Democrats, Communists and the Communist's sister organisation, the Portuguese Democratic Movement.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA6TO4MTRKQTI9GGJ2RSJSGQSWW
    Media URN:
    VLVA6TO4MTRKQTI9GGJ2RSJSGQSWW
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    24/04/1975
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:00:48:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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