• Short Summary

    ON SUNDAY (26 OCTOBER) PORTUGAL GOES TO THE POLLS, FOR THE FIRST TIME SINCE DR.?

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    ON SUNDAY (26 OCTOBER) PORTUGAL GOES TO THE POLLS, FOR THE FIRST TIME SINCE DR. MARCELLO CAETANO TOOK OVER THE REINS OF GOVERNMENT A YEAR AGO AFTER 40 YEARS OF RULE BY DR. SALAZAR. ALTHOUGH THE OFFICIAL VIEW IS THAT THERE ARE NO POLITICAL PARTIES IN PORTUGAL, OPPOSITION GROUPS HAVE ENJOYED GREATER FREEDOM. THAN IN THE PAST TO CHALLENGE THE RULING NATIONAL UNION.

    MAIN ATTENTION HAS BEEN FOCUSED ON THE TWO OPPOSITION GROUPS TO THE LFT, THE MODERATE SOCIAL DEMOCRATS (CEUD) AND THE RADICAL SOCIALISTS (CDE), BUT THE MONARCHISTS HAVE ALSO BEEN ACTIVE UNDER THEIR LEADER, DR. ROLAO PRETO, AND ARE ENTERING A NUMBER OF CANDIDATES. SEVERAL WERE PRESENT AT A MEETING OF MONARCHISTS IN LISBON THIS WEEK (WEDNESDAY). AMONG WERE COUNTESS LUIZA VILHENA, DR. TOSCANO SAMPAIO AND MR. FERNANDO SYLVAN (FROM THE OVERSEAS TERRITORY OF TIMOR).

    THE GROUP ARE CAMPAIGNING FOR THE RESTORATION OF THE PORTUGESE MONARCHY OVERTHROWN WHEN KING MANUEL II WAS DEPOSED IN THE REPUBLICAN REVOLUTION OF 1910. THE KING DIED WITHOUT ISSUE IN ENGLAND IN 1932, AND BEQUEATHED THE POSSESSIONS OF THE HOUSE OF BRAGANZA TO THE PORTUGESE STATE.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAAMR3CJSDAU4D8GNGUCUF975AX
    Media URN:
    VLVAAMR3CJSDAU4D8GNGUCUF975AX
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    24/10/1969
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:09:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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