• Short Summary

    Pakistanis went to the polls on Monday (December 7) in the nation's first ever one-man one-vote elections.

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    Pakistanis went to the polls on Monday (December 7) in the nation's first ever one-man one-vote elections. They were electing 300 Members for the new National Assembly whose first task will be to draft a new constitution. President Yahya Khan was among the voters.

    If the Members can agree on a constitution President Yahya Khan will validate it. Until then, as he told reporters, be would still be running the country.

    Two strong men emerged from the early results. On the political Left, it was a former Foreign Minister, Mr. Zulfikar Ali Bhutto, whose People's Party stands for Islamic Socialism. On the Right, Sheikh Mujiber Rahman, leader of the Awami (People's) League won most of the seats in East Pakistan.

    The two most come to terms if Pakistan is to take its first step back to civil government.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAB8VKSUYJC1AME3SFZSJEYXMMS
    Media URN:
    VLVAB8VKSUYJC1AME3SFZSJEYXMMS
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    08/12/1970
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:02:02:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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