• Short Summary

    Nearly five million Moroccans turned out and Friday (July 24) to vote in the national referendum for a new constitution.

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    Nearly five million Moroccans turned out and Friday (July 24) to vote in the national referendum for a new constitution.

    King Hassan and other members of the Moroccan royal family also turned out to cast their votes.

    The new constitution will set up a parliament and end five years of direct rule by the Moroccan leader.

    In the ballot, voters were asked to cast white for yes or blue for no.

    If the proposal is rejected, then the state of emergency which has been in force since King Hassan dissolved Parliament in 1965 will continue, according to the Director-General of the King's Cabinet, Mr. Driss Slaoui.

    King Hassan has said that if the proposal's text is not accepted he will write another one and put it to a further referendum.

    If the new constitution is accepted, elections will be held next month for members of a National Chamber of Representatives who will replace the old bicameral Parliament.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA9NB49OUP2TPXJU00U1BL8YNV4
    Media URN:
    VLVA9NB49OUP2TPXJU00U1BL8YNV4
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    25/07/1970
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:04:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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