• Short Summary

    DAHOMEY'S PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION WILL TAKE PLACE BETWEEN MARCH 9 AND 31, WITH FORMER PRESIDENT SOUROU-MIGAN APITHY EXPECTED TO BE RETURNED.

  • Description

    DAHOMEY'S PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION WILL TAKE PLACE BETWEEN MARCH 9 AND 31, WITH FORMER PRESIDENT SOUROU-MIGAN APITHY EXPECTED TO BE RETURNED.

    M. APITHY IS ONE OF FOUR CANDIDATES CONTESTING THE ELECTION, WITH A SIMPLE MAJORITY OF VOTES CAST SUFFICIENT TO ELECT THE PRESIDENT. ALL FOUR CANDIDATES- M. APITHY, FORMER PREMIER JUSTIN AHOMADEGBE, AND FORMER PRESIDENTS HUBERT MAGA AND EMILE DERLIN ZINSOU - WERE DEPOSED IN COUPS.

    A THREE-MAN MILITARY DIRECTORATE HAS RULED DAHOMEY SINCE THE LAST HEAD OF STATE, DR. ZINSOU, WAS OVERTHROWN BY A COUP LAST DECEMBER.

    M. SOUROU-MIGAN APITHY TOLD A PRESS CONFERENCE ON MONDAY (MARCH 2) THAT IF ELECTED HE WILL STEER THE COUNTRY ON A COURSE OF POSITIVE NEUTRALISM.

    "DAHOMEY SHOULD ADOPT AN INTERMEDIATORY COURSE BETWEEN SOCIALISM AND CAPITALISM", HE SAID, ADDING THAT NON-ALIGNMENT WAS THE CORRECT PATH FOR THE COUNTRY.

    M. APITHY RECOMMENDED AN ASSOCIATION COMPRISING NIGERIA, DAHOMEY, NIGER AND UPPER VOLTA TO SOLVE ECONOMIC AND FINANCIAL PROBLEMS AND EXTEND MARKETS AMONG THEM.

    M. APITHY WAS PRESIDENT OF DAHOMEY BETWEEN 1963 AND 1965.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA92FNJ5ETABPCAM3PDOX6DTO9A
    Media URN:
    VLVA92FNJ5ETABPCAM3PDOX6DTO9A
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    08/03/1970
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:00:47:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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