• Short Summary

    THE RECENTLY CONCLUDED PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION IN SOUTH VIETNAM MET ITS FIRST PROTEST IN SAIGON ON SATURDAY (SEPT. 9).

  • Description

    THE RECENTLY CONCLUDED PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION IN SOUTH VIETNAM MET ITS FIRST PROTEST IN SAIGON ON SATURDAY (SEPT. 9). IT CAME FROM ABOUT 500 STUDENTS WHO WERE JOINED BY DEFEATED CANDIDATES, NAMELY PEACE CANDIDATE LAWYER TRUONG DINH DZU.

    THEY CLAIMED THAT THE PRESIDENTIAL AND SENATORIAL ELECTIONS HELD ON SEPTEMBER 3 WERE RIGGED AND ARRANGED BY A FOREIGN POWER. HOWEVER, THEY DID NOT NAME THE COUNTRY INVOLVED.

    IN BITTER SPEECHES, THEY URGED THE PROVISIONAL NATIONAL ASSEMBLY TO DECLARE THE ELECTIONS INVALID AND TO TAKE STEPS TO DECIDE ON NEW ELECTIONS.

    LAWYER DZU, RAN A SURPRISING SECOND IN THE PRESIDENTIAL RACE.

    HEAD OF STATE NGUYEN ??? WITH PRIME MINISTER NGUYEN CAO KY AS VICE-PRESIDENTIAL RUNNING MATE WON THE ELECTION WITH SOME 33 PER CENT OF THE VOTE, AND 830,000 VOTES AHEAD OF MR. DZU.

    MEANWHILE, 15 FORMAL COMPLAINTS AGAINST THE PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION RESULTS. LODGED BY VOTERS AND UNSUCCESSFUL CANDIDATES, WILL BE STUDIED BY THE NATIONAL ASSEMBLY.

    REPRESENTATIVES OF 25 UNSUCCESSFUL 10-MAN TICKETS FOR THE SENATE ELECTIONS, ALSO HELD ON SEPT. 3, HAVE ALSO FILED DEMANDS THAT THE POLLING BE DECLARED INVALID AND A NEW A NATIONAL ELECTION HELD.

    THE ASSEMBLY IS TO STUDY COMPLAINTS ON PRESIDENTIAL BALLOT AND TAKE A FINAL VOTE ON VALIDITY OF THE ELECTIONS BY OCTOBER TWO.

    THIS WEEK, LEADING GENERALS ARE EXPECTED TO BEGIN A SERIES OF MEETINGS TO DISCUSS THE MAKE-UP OF THE NEW GOVERNMENT, AND PARTICULARLY TO DECIDE ON A PRIME MINISTER.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAB9EBRKZP9VSY0AITL3PJBUT8K
    Media URN:
    VLVAB9EBRKZP9VSY0AITL3PJBUT8K
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    11/09/1967
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:42:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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