• Short Summary

    IN THE MEXICAN PRESIDENTIAL RACE, ONE MAN HAS EMERGED AS A LIKELY LEADER FOR THE COUNTRY'S GROWING MILLIONS.

  • Description

    IN THE MEXICAN PRESIDENTIAL RACE, ONE MAN HAS EMERGED AS A LIKELY LEADER FOR THE COUNTRY'S GROWING MILLIONS. LUIS ECHEVERRIA ALVAREZ, THE CANDIDATE OF THE RULING PRI PARTY, IS COVERING MOR GROUND IN HIS PRE-ELECTORIAL CAMPAIGN THAN ANY OF HIS PREDECESSOR. SINCE LAST NOVEMBER HE HAS VISITED ABOUT HALF OF THE STATES AND TERRITORIES, APPEARING IN REMOTE PLACES THAT HAVE NEVER BEFORE SEEN A PRESIDENT OR VICE-PRESIDENT.

    THE NEW PRESIDENTIAL TERM BEGINS NEXT DECEMBER AND CONTINUES UNTIL 1976. THE PRESENT GOVERNMENT IS THAT OF DIAZ ORDAZ, WHO ANNOUNCED EARLIER THIS YEAR HE WOULD NOT SEEK RE-ELECTION.

    IN SOME AREAS, LUIS ECHEVERRIA IS CONSIDERED VIRTUALLY HOME AND DRY AS MEXICO'S NEXT PRESIDENT, EVEN THOUGH HE CANNOT BE OFFICIALLY TERMED "PRESIDENT-ELECT" UNTIL JULY.

    HIS BACKGROUND IN THE MINISTRY OF EDUCATION JUSTIFIES HIS FOCUS ON THE NEED FRO SWEEPING EDUCATIONAL REFORM. IN VIEW OF MEXICO'S POPULATION EXPLOSION AND GROWING INDUSTRIAL AND TECHNOLOGICAL ADVANCES, ECHEVERRIA IS REPORTED TO HAVE STRONG VIEWS ON THE ROLE FOREIGNERS SHOULD BE ALLOWED TO PLAY AND ON THE PRIVILEGES THEY SHOULD ENJOY. HE HAS ALREADY STATED THAT HIS CONCEPT OF GOVERNING INCLUDES "POPULATING", SO IF HE IS ELECTED IT IS CLEAR THAT IN THE NEXT SIX YEARS NOTHING WILL BE DONE TO CONTROL THE BIRTH-RATE.

    ECHEVERRIA'S REACTIONS TO AGRICULTURAL PROBLEMS HAVE ALSO BEEN PARTICULARLY EMPHATIC. HE HAS MADE IT CLEAR THAT ONE OF HIS MAIN ENDEAVOURS WILL BE TO IMPROVE THE LIVING STANDARDS AND TO INCREASE THE INCOME AND PURCHASING POWER OF THE PEASANTS.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAA4IXWJP7E18VZ08NH856V1OIH
    Media URN:
    VLVAA4IXWJP7E18VZ08NH856V1OIH
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    22/04/1970
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:02:17:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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