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    The moderate political parties who favour the Provisional Government plans to reform the 1853 Constitution held the advantage in the elections of Constituent Assembly.

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    The moderate political parties who favour the Provisional Government plans to reform the 1853 Constitution held the advantage in the elections of Constituent Assembly.

    In the Capital it was a sweeping 12-to-9 victory for the U.C.R. del Pueblo (Union Civica Radical del Pueblo: People's Radicals) against the anti-reformist (Frondizi's) Instransigents.

    The elections went off normally.

    1.- Provisional Vice-President Isaac Rojas voted at 9.10 a.m. sharp.

    2.- Provisional President Gral. Pedro Aramburu voted at 11 a.m., after queuing up just like anybody else.

    3.- At 2 p.m. Fromdizi, Intransigent Radical leader, cast his vote. His electoral platform was to promise the electorate that if his men gained a majority of the 205 seats, he would declare the Constituent Assembly dissolved and call for presidential and congressional elections.

    4.- Dr. America Ghioldi, a Socialist leader, voted at 3 p.m. His party supported the reform of the Constitution.

    Polling closed at 6 p.m. The U.C.R.del Pueblo and the Frondizists fought it out inch by inch as ballot-box after ballot-box was opened. Pro-peronists voted "blank". Three hours after polling was closed, 20 percent of the votes counted were blank.

    About 75 percent of the registered voters ballotted. This percentage is higher than the 1949 peronist-inspired Constituent Assembly elections.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA8RS6GOPJAKPOYRARBN5N85ARZ
    Media URN:
    VLVA8RS6GOPJAKPOYRARBN5N85ARZ
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    01/01/1957
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:23:00
    Time in/Out:
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    Canister:
    N/A

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