• Short Summary

    A REFERENDUM WAS HELD IN DAHOMEY LAST SATURDAY (28 JULY) TO PRONOUNCE OF THE ARMY'S APPOINTMENT OF DR.

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    A REFERENDUM WAS HELD IN DAHOMEY LAST SATURDAY (28 JULY) TO PRONOUNCE OF THE ARMY'S APPOINTMENT OF DR. EMILE DERLIN ZINZOU TO THE POST OF PRESIDENT OF THE REPUBLIC LAST MONTH. DR. ZINZOU HIMSELF CALLED FOR THIS REFERENDUM AFTER A TOUR OF THE COUNTRY DURING WHICH HE EXPOUNDED HIS POLITICAL PROGRAMMED OF NATIONAL RECONCILIATION THROUGH WORK FOR THE RESTORATION OF THE COUNTRY'S ECONOMY.

    PRESIDENT ZINSOU AND HIS WIFE WERE AMONG THE VOTERS WHO WENT TO THE POLLS IN THE CAPITAL. ALTOGETHER, NEARLY ONE-AND-A-QUARTER MILLION PEOPLE WERE CALLED UPON TO CAST THEIR VOTES.

    PRESIDENT ZINSOU WAS ASKED TO TAKE OVER THE REINS BY THE MILITARY RULERS (WHO HAD BEEN RUNNING THE COUNTRY FOR TWO AND HALF YEARS) AFTER AN ATTEMPT LAST APRIL TO HOLD ELECTIONS UNDER THEIR AUSPICES HAD FAILED THROUGH LACK OF POPULAR SUPPORT. HE IS A FORMER FOREIGN MINISTER AND ONE OF DAHOMEY'S MOST EXPERIENCE POLITICIANS.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA7U0T807FXM7A0FCVWNLMU0ORB
    Media URN:
    VLVA7U0T807FXM7A0FCVWNLMU0ORB
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    30/07/1968
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:33:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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