• Short Summary

    ELECTIONS FOR A CIVILIAN PRESIDENT OF SOUTH VIETNAM, AND A SENATE OR UPPER HOUSE, ARE SCHEDULED TO BE HELD ON SEPTEMBER 3.

  • Description

    ELECTIONS FOR A CIVILIAN PRESIDENT OF SOUTH VIETNAM, AND A SENATE OR UPPER HOUSE, ARE SCHEDULED TO BE HELD ON SEPTEMBER 3. BUT ON MONDAY, 16 OF THE CANDIDATES FOR THE SENATE HAD THEIR NOMINATION PAPERS REJECTED BY THE NATIONAL ASSEMBLY.

    THIS LAST-MINUTE REJECTION MET WITH STRONG PROTESTS ON THE PART OF THE UNFORTUNATE CANDIDATES. THEY EXPRESSED THEIR FEELINGS AT THE ENTRANCE OF THE NATIONAL ASSEMBLY LOBBY IN SAIGON, JOINED BY ABOUT 100 SUPPORTERS.

    THE CANDIDATES, CARRYING PLACARDS BEARING THEIR NAMES, CLAIMED THAT THEIR REJECTION WAS UNCONSTITUTIONAL AND CHALLENGED THE NATIONAL ASSEMBLY TO SHOW CAUSE. THERE HAS SO FAR BEEN NO OFFICIAL REACTION.

    MEANWHILE, ELECTIONS FOR THE LOWER HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES WILL BE HELD ON OCTOBER 22. THE PROVISIONAL NATIONAL ASSEMBLY HAD EARLIER SET THE DATE AS NOVEMBER 5, BUT REVISED IT AT THE REQUEST OF THE HEAD OF STATE, LIEUTENANT GENERAL NGUYEN VAN THIEU.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAA3LCD8ETP9CRYMLV3BFW4YEL9
    Media URN:
    VLVAA3LCD8ETP9CRYMLV3BFW4YEL9
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    02/08/1967
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:56:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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