• Short Summary

    VOTERS IN THE REPUBLIC OF PANAMA ARE TODAY (SUNDAY) GOING TO THE POLLS TO ELECT A NEW PRESIDENT.

  • Description

    VOTERS IN THE REPUBLIC OF PANAMA ARE TODAY (SUNDAY) GOING TO THE POLLS TO ELECT A NEW PRESIDENT. IN THE PAST WEEK CAMPAIGNING BY THE SEVEN CANDIDATES HAS REACHED A CLIMAX IN PANAMA CITY.

    THE PRESIDENT OF PANAMA, ROBERT F. CHIARI WHO HAS BEEN IN OFFICE SINCE 1960 IS NOT ELIGIBLE FOR RE-ELECTION. THE MOST FAVOURED OF THE CANDIDATES STANDING TO SUCCEED HIM ARE MARCO ROBLES, THE GOVERNMENT COALITION CANDIDATE AND DR. ARNULFO ARIAS, THE TWICE-DEPOSED EX-PRESIDENT.

    AS ELECTION DAY APPROACHED PRESIDENT CHIARI ORDERED EVERY PRECAUTION TO ENSURE A PEACEFUL ELECTION. FEELING, ROUSED IN JANUARY IN A DISPUTE WITH THE UNITED STATES, IS STILL RUNNING HIGH IN THE REPUBLIC AND THE PRESIDENT HAS ISSUED AN ORDER PROHIBITING THE CARRYING OF WEAPONS DURING TODAY'S VOTING PERIOD. SOME FEW AMERICAN FAMILIES LIVING IN THE CITY HAVE BRIEFLY TAKEN REFUGE IN THE AMERICAN-CONTROLLED PANAMA CANAL ZONE IN CASE VIOLENCE SHOULD BREAK OUT, BUT MOST PEOPLE ARE REPORTED TO BE GOING ABOUT THEIR BUSINESS CALMLY.

    BOTH ROBLES AND ARIAS HAVE TAKEN A STRONG STAND ON THE ISSUE OF THE CONTROL OF THE PANAMA CANAL AND BOTH AGREE THAT A NEW TREATY SHOULD BE WORKED OUT GIVING PANAMA CONTROL OVER THE CANAL.

    FOUR HUNDRED AND TWENTY THOUSAND PEOPLE ARE ELIGIBLE TO VOTE IN TODAY'S ELECTIONS WHICH WILL BE FOR A LARGE NUMBER OF MINOR OFFICES AS WELL AS FOR PRESIDENT. NEARLY TWENTY EIGHT THOUSAND CANDIDATES HAVE PUT THEIR NAMES FORWARD FOR ELECTION TO VARIOUS OFFICES INCLUDING MORE THAN TWO THOUSAND TRYING FOR THE FORTY-TWO SEATS IN THE LEGISLATURE.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA8S45PBO61A1QFIFAQCQB5LPRP
    Media URN:
    VLVA8S45PBO61A1QFIFAQCQB5LPRP
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    10/05/1964
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:58:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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