• Short Summary

    THE FIRST GENERAL ELECTION IN NYASALAND ... AFRICANS BEGAN QUEUEING AT 5 O'CLOCK IN THE?

  • Description

    THE FIRST GENERAL ELECTION IN NYASALAND ... AFRICANS BEGAN QUEUEING AT 5 O'CLOCK IN THE MORNING, AUG. 15, TO CAST THEIR VOTES IN THE ELECTION, WHICH WILL GIVE THE PROTECTORATE ITS FINAL AFRICAN MAJORITY IN THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL.

    IT WAS A QUIET AND ORDERLY ELECTION, QUEUES MOVED STEADILY AND PEACEABLY THROUGH THE PROCEDURE, WHICH HAD BEEN EXPLAINED AGAIN AND AGAIN DURING THE PAST FEW WEEKS BY THE GOVERNMENT INFORMATION DEPARTMENT AND BY OFFICIALS OF DR. BANDA'S MALAWI CONGRESS PARTY.

    THE ELECTORATE CONSISTED OF ABOUT 110,000 OUT OF THE PROTECTORATE'S POPULATION OF THREE MILLION - 106,000 ON THE LOWER ROLL AND 4,000 ON THE UPPER ROLL. THE NEW LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL WILL HAVE 20 LOWER ROLL MEMBERS AND EIGHT UPPER ROLL MEMBERS. FIVE FURTHER SEATS ARE TO BE FILLED BY OFFICIALS. FIVE MALAWI CANDIDATES FOR LOWER ROLL SEATS WHO WERE RETURNED UNOPPOSED INCLUDED DR. BANDA HIMSELF.

    FINAL RESULTS WERE ANNOUNCED AUG. 16. MALAWI CANDIDATES WON ALL 20 LOWER ROLL SEATS, AND TWO OF THE EIGHT UPPER ROLL SEATS. ALL CANDIDATES OF SIR ROY WELENSKY'S UNITED FEDERAL PARTY LOST THEIR DEPOSITS. THERE WAS A 95.6 PER CENT POLL.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAA1X16PYL8YIGT8DIOQU857RRP
    Media URN:
    VLVAA1X16PYL8YIGT8DIOQU857RRP
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    17/08/1961
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:39:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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