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    SAN SALVADOR, EL SALVADOR/ESTELI, RIVAS & VILLA EL CARMEN, NICARAGUA

    Arturo Jose Cruz, the leader of the coalition of Nicaraguan opposition parties, returned to Managua on September 13 after meeting top officials of the El Salvadoran government.

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    SEPTEMBER 8 (DIAZ)
    1. GV & CU Salvadoran Presidential house. (2 SHOTS) 0.03
    2. CU Arturo Cruz listening to reporter and answering question. (English SOT) 0.10
    3. CU Julio Adolfo Rey (Cruz SOT under pictures) (SOT) 0.12
    4. CU Cruz continues speaking. (English SOT) 0.46
    5. Rey, Presidential Minister to Duarte, speaking. (English SOT) 1.06
    6. SV Rey and Cruz leave building 1.09
    SEPTEMBER 9 (NBC)
    7. SV Ortega is greeted by flower-carrying supporters in Esteli. 1.29
    8. SVs Ortega speaks as supporters listen and chant slogans. (SOT) (5 SHOTS) 1.49
    9. CU PULL BACK TO SV Small boy being trained with gun. 2.03
    SEPTEMBER 1 (TAVERNA)
    10. SVs People listen as Liberal leader speaks and then leads people through town of Villa el Carmen. (3 SHOTS) 2.26
    SEPTEMBER 9 (TAVERNA)
    11. CU PULL BACK TO GV Conservative leader addresses crowd in Rivas. 2.45
    TRANSCRIPT:
    REPORTER: (SEQS 2, 3 & 4) "Which you might find yourself running for President in November in Nicaragua."
    CRUZ: "Yes, providing that the contestants agree to a minimum of conditions that we have conveyed to them and also that they rationally change the calendar of the elections. As you may recall the elections were predicated on the basis of a three-month campaign and therefore we would need an adjustment (indistinct)."
    REPORTER: "Did you seek an endorsement or support from President Duarte in your meeting with him this afternoon for your efforts in Nicaragua?"
    CRUZ: "Yes, more than support."
    REY: (SEQ 5) "There is space for elections here and in El Salvador too; anyone who wants to come for election, we have asked the guerrillas to come for elections, only Nicaragua they don't want to offer the possibility of the other groups that are in arms to participate in elections."
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    Background: SAN SALVADOR, EL SALVADOR/ESTELI, RIVAS & VILLA EL CARMEN, NICARAGUA

    Arturo Jose Cruz, the leader of the coalition of Nicaraguan opposition parties, returned to Managua on September 13 after meeting top officials of the El Salvadoran government. Cruz is seeking support from El Salvador and other Central American countries in his unofficial campaign against the Sandinista Government in the November elections. The opposition coalition has not registered for the election but Cruz say if the Sandinista government agrees to change the time of the polls he would seek the presidency. The government has said that it would allow Cruz to take part even though the registration date has passed. Under Nicaraguan law any political party that does not take part in the election loses its legal recognition. The government is anxious for Cruz to run for office in November 4 to back up its assertion that it would be a free election. However, Cruz's backers have said they would not take part unless the government released sources of prisoners, made sweeping changes in the government and allowed foreign observers to monitor the election. The opposition parties that are campaigning legally and drawing only small crowds. Both the Liberal and Conservative parties were established in the 19th century but both are associated with the period before the revolution which brought the Sandinistas to power and have little popular support. The Sandinistas, under Daniel Ortega Saavedra, are taking the campaign into the remote mountain hamlets and are drawing large crowds. Ortega is using camouflage-painted helicopters and white stallions, a symbol of Nicaraguan leaders, to carry his campaign message. The Sandinistas operate their campaign from plush offices on a major road leading out of Managua while opposition parties work from generally shabby offices and are forced to scramble for campaign materials.

    Source: REUTERS - LUIS DIAZ/NBC/MICHELE TAVERNA

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    Film ID:
    VLVAA2XFRNUK21WAP16DYV3DUD70Q
    Media URN:
    VLVAA2XFRNUK21WAP16DYV3DUD70Q
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    14/09/1984
    Sound:
    Unknown
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    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:02:45:00
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