• Short Summary

    NATIONAL ELECTIONS WILL BE HELD IN PANAMA IN MAY. ALREADY THE CAMPAIGN IS IN FULL?

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    NATIONAL ELECTIONS WILL BE HELD IN PANAMA IN MAY. ALREADY THE CAMPAIGN IS IN FULL SWING WITH ALL CANDIDATES PLEDGED TO A REVISION OF THE PANAMA CANAL TREATY, UNDER WHICH THE UNITED STATES RETAINS POSSESSIONS OF THE CANAL ZONE IN PERPETUITY. DEMANDS RANGE FROM A WISH FOR A GREATER SHARE REVENUES TO OUTRIGHT NATIONALISATION.

    THE LEADING CANDIDATES ARE ARNULFO ARIAS -- PANAMENISTA PARTY; MACO ROBLES -- NATIONAL UNION OF OPPOSITION; AND JUAN GALINDO -- ALLIANCE OF OPPOSITION.

    ARIAS HAS ALREADY BEEN PRESIDENT OF PANAMA TWICE -- BUT HAS BEEN DEPOSED TWICE -- IN 1941 AND 1951. ON THE LAST OCCASION HE WAS FORCED BUT BY THE MILITARY WHO ACCUSED HIM OF TRYING TO ESTABLISH A DICTATORSHIP. ROBLES, A 58-YEAR-OLD LAWYER AND EX-MINISTER, IS THOUGHT TO HAVE THE SUPPORT OF PRESIDENT CHART. HE HEADS A COALITION OF LIGHT PARTIES. GALINDO, A CIVIL ENGINEER AND ANOTHER FORMER MINISTER, HEADS A COALITION OF SEVEN PARTIES.

    AMONG SMALLER INDEPENDENT PARTIES IS THE LEFT-WING RADICAL ACTION PARTY, WHOSE CANDIDATE IN NORBERTO NAVARRO. YWELMA KING, A PRO-CASTRO DEPUTY WILL BE RUNNING ON AN ALLIANCE ON OPPOSITION TICKET. THE SOCIALIST PARTY IS REPRESENTED BY FORMER DEPUTY CARLOS IVAN ZUNIGA. FINALLY THE CHRISTIAN DEMOCRATIC PARTY -- ENTERING THE PRESIDENTIAL CAMPAIGN FOR THE FIRST TIME -- LED BY A 55-YEAR-OLD LAWYER JOSE ANTONIO MOLINO.

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    Film ID:
    VLVABY9F8D8G6P9V05Y922NAUM79Z
    Media URN:
    VLVABY9F8D8G6P9V05Y922NAUM79Z
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    27/01/1964
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:01:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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