• Short Summary

    FOR THE EIGHTH TIME SINCE DR. SALAZAR'S 'NEW STATE' CAME INTO BEING IN 1933, VOTING?

  • Description

    FOR THE EIGHTH TIME SINCE DR. SALAZAR'S 'NEW STATE' CAME INTO BEING IN 1933, VOTING TOOK PLACE IN PORTUGAL FOR DEPUTIES FOR THE NATIONAL ASSEMBLY, NOV 12. THE PRESIDENT OF PORTUGAL, ADMIRAL AMERICO THOMAZ, VOTED EARLY IN CASCAIS, A SMALL TOURIST TOWN, THIRTY KILOMETRES FROM HIS HOME, AND THE PRIME MINISTER DR. SALAZAR VOTED IN ESTORIL. REPORTS SAID ELECTION DAY WAS A CALM ONE.

    THE ELECTION - FOR 130 DEPUTIES FOR A FOUR-YEAR TERM - WAS UNCONTESTED. BY EARLY NOV 13, DR. SALAZAR'S NATIONAL UNION CANDIDATES POLLED AN AVERAGE OF JUST OVER 68 PER CENT OF THE ELECTORATE IN FIVE PORTUGUESE ELECTORAL REGIONS. RESULTS FROM THE REMAINING 25 WERE EXPECTED IN THE NEXT FEW DAYS.

    AMONG OPPONENTS, OUTSPOKEN OR SILENT OF PORTUGAL'S RULERS: THE COUNCIL FOR FREEDOM IN PORTUGAL AND THE PORTUGUESE DEMOCRATIC ???, THE PORTUGUESE DEMOCRATIC REPUBLICANS, STUDENTS IN LISBOND SHOUTING 'LIBERTY, FREEDOM!' CATHOLIC ACTION OF PORTUGAL, THE ILLEGAL COMMUNIST PARTY OF PORTUGAL, AND THE ANTI-TOTALITARIAN FRONT OF FREE PORTUGUESE ABROAD RUN BY CAPTAIN HENRIQUE GALVAO WHO SEIZED THE LINER SANTA MARIA IN THE CARIBBEAN LAST JANUARY AND ORGANISED A LEAFLET RAID OVER LISBON, NOV 10.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA7C144RH5BFNVW279S40FNIXWF
    Media URN:
    VLVA7C144RH5BFNVW279S40FNIXWF
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    13/11/1961
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:05:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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