• Short Summary

    With flying visits to a number of centres in outer regions of Bangladesh, Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, the Prime Minister, continued his drive for a solid victory in the country's first general elections on March 7.

  • Description

    With flying visits to a number of centres in outer regions of Bangladesh, Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, the Prime Minister, continued his drive for a solid victory in the country's first general elections on March 7.

    Sheikh Mujib's Awami League party enjoys a huge advantage in the election -- holding almost all power in the present national parliament. The opposition parties are badly splintered.

    The prime minister himself has been acclaimed in two of the four constituencies in which he is running. A candidate may run for as many seats as he wishes, but can represent only one, the others being filled in by-elections.

    Using helicopters provided by britain and the U.S.S.R., Sheikh Mujib and his ministers are able to carry the campaign to all parts of the country.

    The major opposition comes from the National Socialist party led by Abdur Rad and M.A. Jalil, which has fielded candidates for all 300 seats in the assembly. The pro-Moscow National Awami Party is running in 250 seats and the pro-Peking branch of the same party in 200 seats.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA8HP8S0P0AY6A5R87MIX1UHGKY
    Media URN:
    VLVA8HP8S0P0AY6A5R87MIX1UHGKY
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    24/02/1973
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:00:56:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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