• Short Summary

    ON MARCH 30 VOTERS IN THE MALAGASY REPUBLIC GO TO THE POLLS IN THE COUNTRY'S PRESIDENTIAL ELECTIONS.

  • Description

    ON MARCH 30 VOTERS IN THE MALAGASY REPUBLIC GO TO THE POLLS IN THE COUNTRY'S PRESIDENTIAL ELECTIONS.M.PHILIBERT TSIRANANA, WHO HAS BEEN PRESIDENT SINCE THE COUNTRY RECEIVED ITS INDEPENDENCE FROM FRANCE IN 1960, IS HOPING THE POLL WILL PROVE A MASSIVE VOTE OF CONFIDENCE FOR HIS POLICIES.HE HAS THREE RIVALS, CHIEF AMONG WHOM IS DR.RASETA.

    PRESIDENT TSIRANANA HAS PLAYED A LEADING PART IN SETTING UP A STABLE ADMINISTRATION IN THE FORMER FRENCH AFRICAN COLONY.BEFORE INDEPENDENCE HE REPRESENTED MADAGASCAR IN THE FRENCH NATIONAL ASSEMBLY.WELDING THE NEWLY INDEPENDENT NATION TOGETHER WAS HIS TASK AFTER THE PROCLAMATION ON JUNE 26 1960.THE COUNTRY HAD SEVENTEEN DIFFERENT RACIAL OR TRIBAL GROUPS, AND IN THE POPULATION OF FIVE-AND-A-HALF MILLION, THERE WERE MORE THAN FIFTY THOUSAND EUROPEANS.

    THE PARLIAMENT, WHICH MEETS IN THE STATE CAPITAL, TANANARIVE, HAS A NATIONAL ASSEMBLY OF 107 MEMBERS AND A SENATE OF 54.THE GOVERNMENT CONSISTS OF A PRESIDENT, 11 MINISTERS AND 9 SECRETARIES OF STATE.

    THE OTHER TWO CANDIDATES OPPOSING M.TSIRANANA SUPPORT A PROGRAMME OF POLITICAL REFORM, NON-ALIGNMENT, AND COMPLETE INDEPENDENCE.

    PRESIDENT TSIRANANA IS BASING HIS PLATFORM ON THE ACHIEVEMENTS OF HIS GOVERNMENT.HE BELIEVES THAT THE MALAGASY REPUBLIC MUST CONTINUE TO LEAN HEAVILY ON FRANCE WHICH STILL ABSORBS FIFTY PER CENT OF HER EXPORTS, AND SUPPLIES MORE THAN HALF HER IMPORTS.

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    Film ID:
    VLVABH62YXRNMKTVQVVSFAEOTV8VN
    Media URN:
    VLVABH62YXRNMKTVQVVSFAEOTV8VN
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    25/03/1965
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:11:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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