• Short Summary

    Dar-es-Salaam was quiet, Aug 29, on the eve of Tanganyika's elections, and when polling began next day the calm continued.

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    Dar-es-Salaam was quiet, Aug 29, on the eve of Tanganyika's elections, and when polling began next day the calm continued.

    Interest in the elections - for an elected majority in both Executive and Legislative-was reported slight; only 313 of 71 seats were being contested. The remaining 58 were filled by unopposed candidates either nominated by Julius Nyerere's Tanganyikan African National Union, or supported by it. Mr. Nyerere was returned unopposed in Dar-es-Salaam, and is confidently expected to be shortly invited to become Tanganyika's first Chief Minister and to form a cabinet.

    But where seats are being contested - as at Bagomoyo, 47 miles north of Dar-es-Salaam - interest ran high. Some Africans waited outside the polling booth all night to make sure they didn't miss their vote.

    Fifty of the elected seats in the new Legislature will be "open", while 11 are reserved for Asians and 10 for Europeans. The Governor has power to nominate a few members, bringing total strength of the House to about 80.

    Apart from TANU, the only political party with official candidates contesting the elections is the Tanganyika African National Congress, whose president, Zuberi Mtemvu, has a straight fight with the TANU candidate for the Bagomoyo seat.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAAO28I768JJ7WER1Z59HV4UTGI
    Media URN:
    VLVAAO28I768JJ7WER1Z59HV4UTGI
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    31/08/1960
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:45:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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