• Short Summary

    The people of Sudan began voting on Friday (22 September), in the nation's first elections since 1968, to choose a "People's Council".

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    The people of Sudan began voting on Friday (22 September), in the nation's first elections since 1968, to choose a "People's Council".

    The election is part of President Nimeiry's promise to lead the country back to constitutional rule.

    More than 2,000 candidates are competing for the 207 seats which are divided into provincial and national levels.

    All candidates are members of the main body or off-shoots of the Sudan Socialist Union, the country's sole political organisation.

    Polling will go on across the one million square mile (2.5 million square kilometres) country until October 4.

    On the first day of voting, in temperatures which reached 40 degrees centigrade (104 degrees Fahrenheit), polling was quiet, with a steady trickle at polling centres in the capital of Khartoum.

    Police kept watch outside one centre, but there was no indication of the political infighting that has marked national elections in the past.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA71Z62ACOQL12I23PJOAE3DTHB
    Media URN:
    VLVA71Z62ACOQL12I23PJOAE3DTHB
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    24/09/1972
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:18:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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