• Short Summary

    Turkey's Presidential elections were adjourned on Wednesday (14 March) after the first four ballots ended in deadlock.

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    Turkey's Presidential elections were adjourned on Wednesday (14 March) after the first four ballots ended in deadlock.

    The speaker of the National Assembly, Mr. Osman Avci, said that the elections had been put off for 48 hours so that the Senate Upper House could debate the constitutional amendments.

    On Wednesday morning, four ballots were held without any result. As a result of the deadlock, Parliament rebuffed the army-backed presidential candidates, General Faruk Gurler.

    While Parliament assembled to try to elect a new President, riot police ringed the gardens around Ankara's Parliamentary complex and extra patrols of armed troops mingled with people in the grounds.

    SYNOPSIS: The leader of Turkey's Republican People's Party, Mr. Ismat Inonu, arrived at ankara's Parliament House on Wednesday for another round of voting to choose a new president. Mr. Suleyman Demiral, the leader of the Justice Party was there too, backing his party's candidate, Senate speaker Tekin Ariburun. But after four ballots, there was still no decision. The result was deadlocked.

    The Speaker of the national Assembly, Mr. Osmon Avci announced the deadlock and told the candidates that the elections had been put off for 48 hours to give the Upper House time to debate the constitutions.

    The announcement of the postponement came as parliamentarians took their seats to start the fifth ballot. The postponement of the next ballot should give enough time for the political parties to discuss possible alternative candidates. Mr. Avci said that Parliament would resume on Friday.

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    Film ID:
    VLVABKY6MMDNZ0N7QJXXJEGA98OP0
    Media URN:
    VLVABKY6MMDNZ0N7QJXXJEGA98OP0
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    14/03/1973
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:08:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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