• Short Summary

    CAMPAIGNING HAS BEGUN FOR INDONESIA'S GENERAL ELECTION SCHEDULED FOR JULY 3.

    IN DJAKARTA ON THURSDAY NIGHT,?

  • Description

    CAMPAIGNING HAS BEGUN FOR INDONESIA'S GENERAL ELECTION SCHEDULED FOR JULY 3.

    IN DJAKARTA ON THURSDAY NIGHT, 20,000 PEOPLE PACKED INTO A SPORTS HALL FOR THE START OF THE CAMPAIGN BY THE GOVERNMENT BACKED SEKBER GOLKAR POLITICAL GROUP.

    THE SEKBER GOLKAR - A COMBINATION OF POLITICAL BODIES WITH THE SUPPORT OF THE POWERFUL ARMED FORCES - IS THE BIGGEST POLITICAL ORGANISATION IN INDONESIA.

    AMONG THE GUESTS AT THE START OF THE CAMPAIGN WERE THE GOVERNOR OF DJAKARTA, MR ALI SADIKIN, AND HIS WIFE. UNION LEADERS WERE OUT IN FORCE WAVING THE PARTY'S FLAG FEATURING IT'S, SYMBOL THE BANYAN TREE.

    ALL SPEAKERS EXHORTED VOTER TO SUPPORT PRESIDENT SUHARTO AND HIS GOVERNMENT AS WELL AS VOTING FOR THE GOLKAR. THEY DENIED WIDE SPREAD ALLEGATIONS THAT SEKBER GOLKAR HAD INTIMIDATED VOTERS TO DEFECT FROM OTHER PARTIES.

    THE SPEAKERS INCLUDED MR DAVID NAPITULU, A FANATICAL STUDENT LEADER DURING THE SUKARNO ERA.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA9N76YJE549DCF94LRDL82PFTQ
    Media URN:
    VLVA9N76YJE549DCF94LRDL82PFTQ
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    01/05/1971
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:03:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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