• Short Summary

    The National Assembly of South Vietnam, elected on the 29th August, met for the first time on Monday (4 October), the day after Nguyen Van Thieu's presidential election victory.

  • Description

    1.
    LV EXT & INT People look at results board (3 shots)
    0.19

    2.
    LV PAN EXT Assembly building
    0.26

    3.
    SV Pressmen show passes while guards wait
    0.34

    4.
    SV Deputies arrive and enter (2 shots)
    0.43

    5.
    TGV INT Chairman of Supreme Court addresses House.
    0.51



    Initials BB/0240 MF/MR/BB/0230



    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: The National Assembly of South Vietnam, elected on the 29th August, met for the first time on Monday (4 October), the day after Nguyen Van Thieu's presidential election victory. President Thieu, returned unopposed for a second four-year term, won 91.5 per cent of the votes cast. Contrary to expectations, President Thieu did not attend the opening.

    President Thieu interpreted his election victory as a massive vote of confidence--87.7 per cent of the electorate voted, Confirmation of his victory must now come from the Supreme Court, which decides on the election's validity at the end of this month.

    But the office of vice-president Nguyen Kao Ky, who withdrew from the contest more than a month ago, has charged that the government had rigged the results; and a pro-Ky organisation has appealed to the Supreme Court to invalidate the election.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAA4E22H2RQUHVKGS7PKAF9J93X
    Media URN:
    VLVAA4E22H2RQUHVKGS7PKAF9J93X
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    06/10/1971
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    MP4
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:52:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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