• Short Summary

    THE EGYPTIAN PEOPLE GAVE PRESIDENT NASSER 99.989 PER CENT BACKING IN YESTERDAY'S (THURSDAY) PLEBISCITE FOR HIS NEW PROGRAMME OF POLITICAL REFORM IT WAS ANNOUNCED IN CAIRO TODAY (FRIDAY).

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    THE EGYPTIAN PEOPLE GAVE PRESIDENT NASSER 99.989 PER CENT BACKING IN YESTERDAY'S (THURSDAY) PLEBISCITE FOR HIS NEW PROGRAMME OF POLITICAL REFORM IT WAS ANNOUNCED IN CAIRO TODAY (FRIDAY).
    TOTAL POLL IN THIS NATIONWIDE TEST OF PRESIDENT NASSER'S LEADERSHIP AND HIS PROPOSED REMEDIES FOR EGYPT'S ILLS WAS 7,317,419. YES VOTES NUMBERED 7,315,734, NOES 798 AND VOID VOTES WERE 887.
    THE RESULT MASSIVELY ENDORSES PRESIDENT NASSER'S DECLARED ORDER OF PRIORITIES, HEADED BY THE REMOVAL OF THE ISRAELI OCCUPATION OF THE SINAI PENINSULA SINCE THE JUNE WAR.
    ON THE HOME FRONT HIS PROMISED REFORM PROGRAMME INCLUDES FULL-SCALE ELECTIONS TO RESTORE THE REPUTATION OF THE ARAB SOCIALIST UNION, THE COUNTRY'S ONLY POLITICAL PARTY, REMOVAL OF ABUSES AFFECTING THE REPRESENTATION OF FARMERS AND WORKERS IN THE NATIONAL ASSEMBLY, GREATER INCENTIVES TO INDUSTRY, AND MORE PRESS AND PERSONAL FREEDOMS.
    THE PLEBISCITE, THE FIRST SINCE THE EGYPTIANS BACKED THE NATIONAL CHARTER SIX YEARS AGO, FOLLOWED CABINET CHANGES AND THE REMOVAL OF SECTIONAL "POWER GROUPS" WHICH PRESIDENT NASSER SAID WERE HINDERING THE PROGRESS OF THE 1952 REVOLUTION.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA95GHG1NXYPHU0WEZLJHJ06VZM
    Media URN:
    VLVA95GHG1NXYPHU0WEZLJHJ06VZM
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    03/05/1968
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:06:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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