• Short Summary

    With just over a month to go before Senegal goes to the polls for the first multi-party elections in the country since independence, President Leopold Senghor has been continuing his re-election campaign with a visit to Diourbel, south-east of the capital Dakkar.

  • Description

    With just over a month to go before Senegal goes to the polls for the first multi-party elections in the country since independence, President Leopold Senghor has been continuing his re-election campaign with a visit to Diourbel, south-east of the capital Dakkar.

    SYNOPSIS: President Senghor has held office since the country became independent in 1960. Then the former French colony became a one-party state. In 1966 the President outlawed all opposition parties. It's remained that way since, but now President Senghor has opened up the polls to two opposition parties, in what he calls "an experiment in democratic pluralism". It's a theme he's been stressing in his speeches...as well as promising good times to come if he's re-elected.

    Officials in Diourbel, one of the main producer areas the country, seemed enthusiastic in their reception of his pledges to dramatically increase the country's gross national product if he's re-elected in February. New projects in their primarily food and agricultural area will, says President Senghor, bring anything up to 3,000 more jobs to the area by 1981.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA7G8KH9JE6DFOW3SJB65E6NJ6I
    Media URN:
    VLVA7G8KH9JE6DFOW3SJB65E6NJ6I
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    23/01/1978
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:06:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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