• Short Summary

    IN UGANDA, THE BRITISH PROTECTORATE TO BECOME INDEPENDENT NEXT OCTOBER, A VIGOROUS ELECTION CAMPAIGN IS UNDER WAY TO APPOINT A NEW NATIONAL ASSEMBLY ON POLLING DAY, APRIL 25.

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    1.
    SV OBOTE LEAVES PLANE
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    2.
    CU U.P.C. FLAG PAN TO CROWD
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    3.
    TV CROWD SURROUNDS OBOTE
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    4.
    CU OBOTE
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    5.
    LV MEN ON LORRY (TWO SHOOTS)
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    6.
    SV PEOPLE CROSS ROAD
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    7.
    LV PEOPLE ON LORRIES
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    8.
    TV ELECTION MEETING
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    9.
    SV OBOTE ON ELECTION PLATFORM WITH TWO INTERPRETER
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    10.
    CU OBOTE SPEAKING
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    11.
    GV CROWD
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    12.
    CU SIGN "PRIME MINISTER'S LODGE"
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    13.
    LV LODGE
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    14.
    SV PRIME MINISTER KIWANUKA STANDS BY CAR
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    15.
    CU DITTO
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    16.
    SV PRIME INTO CAR
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    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: IN UGANDA, THE BRITISH PROTECTORATE TO BECOME INDEPENDENT NEXT OCTOBER, A VIGOROUS ELECTION CAMPAIGN IS UNDER WAY TO APPOINT A NEW NATIONAL ASSEMBLY ON POLLING DAY, APRIL 25. LEADING THE UGANDA PEOPLE'S CONGRESS PARTY, THE MAIN OPPOSITION FORCE, IS 35-YEAR-OLD MILTON OBOTE, SEEN ARRIVING TO TAKE PART IN AN ELECTION RALLY IN KAMPALA, THE CAPITAL, ON APRIL 15.

    THE CONGRESS HAS RECENTLY FORMED AN ALLIANCE WITH THE KABAKA YEKKA, A MOVEMENT WHICH STRONGLY SUPPORTS THE KABAKA, OR KING, OF BUGANDA, LARGEST AND RICHEST OF THE PROTECTORATE'S PROVINCES, WITH THIS SUPPORT, THE CONGRESS IS STRONGLY FAVOURED TO WIN THE ELECTIONS, DEFEATING THE PRESENT PARTY IN POWER, THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY, AND ITS PRIME MINISTER, BENEDICTO KIWANUKA.

    MR. KIWANUKA AND HIS PARTY WON A MAJORITY IN BUGANDA IN THE LAST ELECTIONS, IN MARCH 1961, BUT WITH A VERY SMALL POLL. AT THE UGANDA CONSTITUTIONAL CONFERENCE AT LANCASTER HOUSE, LONDON, LAST OCTOBER, IT WAS DECIDED THAT BUGANDA SHOULD VOTE FORT HE KABAKA'S TRADITIONAL PARLIAMENT, THE LUKIKO, THEN HAVE A LUKIKO BLOCK OF SEATS IN THE NATIONAL ASSEMBLY.

    IN THE RECENT ELECTIONS FOR THE LUKIKO, THE KABAKA YEKKA GAINED 600,000 VOTES TO THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY'S 90,000. WITH THE ALLIANCE BETWEEN KABAKA YEKKA AND THE PEOPLE'S CONGRESS PARTY, THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY FACES A DIFFICULT TASK TO MOUNTAIN CONTROL.

    EIGHT PRESENT MINISTERS, INCLUDING THE PRIME MINISTER, ALL OF WHOM PREVIOUSLY HELD SEATS IN BUGANDA, ARE NOT CONTESTING THE ELECTIONS. HOWEVER, MR. KIWANUKA MAY STILL GET INTO THE NATIONAL ASSEMBLY AS A SPECIALLY ELECTED MEMBER.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAB4X4AIACD7K6C5FQ9CFYSMWH1
    Media URN:
    VLVAB4X4AIACD7K6C5FQ9CFYSMWH1
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    20/04/1962
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    MP4
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:17:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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