• Short Summary

    SNOW FELL IN HELSINKI JANUARY 15 AS PEOPLE QUEUED AT THE POLLS TO VOTE IN THE FINNISH PRESIDENTIAL ELECTIONS.

  • Description

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    SV.PEOPLE QUEUE TO VOTE.
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    2.
    SCU.ELECTION POSTER.
    0.13

    3.
    SV.PEOPLE PASSING VOTING QUEUE.
    0.17

    4.
    SV.INT..PRESIDENT AND WIFE ENTER ROOM.
    0.23

    5.
    CU.OFFICIALS SORTING VOTING CARDS.
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    6.
    SCU.PRESIDENT AND WIFE ARE HANDED VOTING CARDS.
    0.34

    7.
    SV.PRESIDENT GOES BEHIND SCREEN TO VOTE.
    0.37

    8.
    CU.PRESIDENT AND WIFE CASTING THEIR VOTES, (2 SHOTS)
    1.03

    9.
    SV.PEOPLE COLLECTING VOTING CARDS.
    1.10

    10.
    GV.PRESIDENTIAL PALACE.
    1.16



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    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: SNOW FELL IN HELSINKI JANUARY 15 AS PEOPLE QUEUED AT THE POLLS TO VOTE IN THE FINNISH PRESIDENTIAL ELECTIONS. DURING THE TWO-DAY ELECTION THEY WERE TO CHOOSE 300 ELECTORS FROM 1,569 CANDIDATES. THESE ELECTORS WILL MEET FEBRUARY 15 TO VOTE ON A NEW PRESIDENT FROM FOUR CANDIDATES.

    PRESIDENT KEKKONEN, WHOM IT WAS CONFIDENTLY FORECAST WOULD BE RE-ELECTED, AND HIS WIFE, WERE THE FIRST VOTERS AT THE CITY HALL. MANY OBSERVERS ARE OF THE OPINION THAT, AS THE SOVIET UNION - WHICH RECENTLY DELIVERED A MILITARY NOTE TO FINLAND - ARE IN FAVOUR OF DR. KEKKONEN'S RE-ELECTION, MANY VOTES WILL BE SWAYED IN HIS DIRECTION.

    THE FOUR NOMINATED CANDIDATES IN THE ELECTION ARE: DR.KEKKONEN, SUPPORTED BY THE AGRARIAN, FINNISH PEOPLE'S, SWEDISH PEOPLE'S AND THE CENTRE PARTIES; MR. PAAVO AITIO, COMMUNIST PARTY; MR. RAFAEL PAASIO, SOCIAL DEMOCRAT PARTY; AND MR. EMIL SKOG, DISSIDENT SOCIAL DEMOCRATS.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVABZMZH8RSP6YHM7DKAT4FS8HUH
    Media URN:
    VLVABZMZH8RSP6YHM7DKAT4FS8HUH
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    16/01/1962
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:16:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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