• Short Summary

    TWO FORMER PRESIDENTS OF DAHOMEY, DR. EMILE ZINSOU AND HUBERT MAGA, CAST THEIR VOTES IN?

  • Description

    TWO FORMER PRESIDENTS OF DAHOMEY, DR. EMILE ZINSOU AND HUBERT MAGA, CAST THEIR VOTES IN COTONOU ON FRIDAY (MARCH 13) IN THE FOUR-SIDED PRESIDENTIAL ELECTIONS IN WHICH THEY ARE CANDIDATES.

    THE ELECTION IS THE FIRST STAGE OF A RETURN TO CIVILIAN RULE AFTER THE ARMY DEPOSED PRESIDENT ZINSOU IN A COUP LAST DECEMBER.

    THREE OF THE CANDIDATES ARE FORMER PRESIDENTS, DR. ZINSOU, HUBERT MAGA AND SOUROU-MIGAN APITHY. THE FOURTH, JUSTIN AHONADEGBE, IS A FORMER PRIME MINISTER.

    THE ATLANTIQUE DEPARTMENT OF DAHOMEY VOTED ON FRIDAY. LATER THE ELECTORATE CAST THEIR VOTES FOR PARLIAMENTARY REPRESENTATIVES. BOTH DR. ZINSOU AND M. MAGA HAVE MADE ACCUSATIONS OF FRAUDULENT PRACTICES IN THE ELECTION.

    EARLY RESULTS PLACED M. APITHY IN THE LEAD WITH PARTS OF THE COUNTRY YET TO VOTE.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAB3YGVY4V55HM6KRY1ATO399G1
    Media URN:
    VLVAB3YGVY4V55HM6KRY1ATO399G1
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    15/03/1970
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:39:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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