• Short Summary

    In Singapore, supporters of Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yew's People's Action Party have been celebrating their clean sweep victory in the country's general elections.

  • Description

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    SV PAN: ballot boxes carried in to counting station.
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    2.
    CU AND SV: boxes emptied and votes sorted. (2 shots)
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    3.
    SV AND CU: A.P.A.P. supporters with banners (2 shots)
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    4.
    CU: supporters garland Lee Kuan Yew as he leaves.
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    President Lee's theme throughout the election has been that the real opposition has now been the six opposition left-wing parties but the communist underground.




    Initials RH/TA/MR/1930



    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: In Singapore, supporters of Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yew's People's Action Party have been celebrating their clean sweep victory in the country's general elections.

    SYNOPSIS: When the voted were counted it was found that the party had won all 69 seats in an expanded Singapore parliament.

    The six parties which opposed President Lee were allowed to hold their first outdoor rallies for four years during the nine day election campaign between them they were only able to manage a quarter of all the votes cast.

    The People's Action Party's huge victory probably stemmed from the fact that the living standards of the island's two million people have become one of the highest in Asia since the party came to power.

    President Lee, who has said the banning of all public rallies except at election time is necessary in the fight to defeat communism, told his supporters that the 10 or 15 per cent of the population who voted against them were opposed to anything which wasn't a communist government.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA8BSN1WBHJW3DOVX1J7DUC7QLR
    Media URN:
    VLVA8BSN1WBHJW3DOVX1J7DUC7QLR
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    26/12/1976
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:00:55:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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