• Short Summary

    PEOPLE THROUGHOUT EGYPT WENT TO THE POLLS AGAIN TODAY FOR THE THIRD TIME IN A MONTH IN THE THIRD STAGE OF AN ELECTION AIMED AT RECONSTRUCTING THE ARAB SOCIALIST UNION, THE COUNTRY'S ONLY POLITICAL ORGANISATION.

  • Description

    PEOPLE THROUGHOUT EGYPT WENT TO THE POLLS AGAIN TODAY FOR THE THIRD TIME IN A MONTH IN THE THIRD STAGE OF AN ELECTION AIMED AT RECONSTRUCTING THE ARAB SOCIALIST UNION, THE COUNTRY'S ONLY POLITICAL ORGANISATION.

    TODAY'S VOTING WAS TO SELECT REPRESENTATIVES FOR GOVERNORATES, FILLING LOWER EXECUTIVE POSITIONS IN THE NEW SO-CALLED 'PYRAMID' POLITICAL STRUCTURE IN EGYPT.

    THE SERIES OF ELECTIONS IS DESIGNED TO FILL ALL POSITIONS IN THE PARTY BY ELECTION INSTEAD OF BY A APPOINTMENT, AND GIVE THE PEOPLE OF EGYPT A GREATER SAY IN PARTY AND GOVERNMENT AFFAIRS.

    THE GOVERNORATES ARE ON A LEVEL ABOVE THE 75-THOUSAND UNIT REPRESENTATIVES ELECTED LAST MONTH. ELECTIONEERING HAS BEEN CARRIED OUT QUIETLY, AND CANDIDATES ARE FORBIDDEN TO USE POSTERS OF LOUDSPEAKERS IN THEIR CAMPAIGNING.

    PRESIDENT NASSER PROMISED A RECONSTRUCTION OF EGYPT'S ONE-PARTY POLITICAL SYSTEM AFTER DEMONSTRATIONS IN FEBRUARY.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA85Q1UPRSZI6M021D1076HSZW
    Media URN:
    VLVA85Q1UPRSZI6M021D1076HSZW
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    14/07/1968
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:53:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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