• Short Summary

    THE RULING PEOPLE'S ACTION PARTY, LED BY PRIME MINISTER LEE KUAN YEW, WON A RESOUNDING VICTORY ON SEPTEMBER 21ST IN SINGAPORE'S FIRST ELECTION AFTER THE CREATION OF THE NEW STATE OF MALAYSIA.

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    1.
    GV OFFICIALS COUNTING BALLOT PAPERS
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    2.
    MV PREMIER LEE (LEFT) AND DR. GOH KENG SWEE, FINANCE MINISTER, ENTER COUNTING HALL
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    3.
    CV SIGN "COUNTING ROOM"
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    4.
    MV LEE GOING OUT TO MEET CROWD AFTER RESULTS WERE KNOWN
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    5.
    MV CROWD CHEERING
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    6.
    MV PREMIER LEE TALKING TO THEM THROUGH MEGAPHONE (2 SHOTS)
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    7.
    MV SUPPORTERS CHAIRING PREMIER LEE
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    Background: THE RULING PEOPLE'S ACTION PARTY, LED BY PRIME MINISTER LEE KUAN YEW, WON A RESOUNDING VICTORY ON SEPTEMBER 21ST IN SINGAPORE'S FIRST ELECTION AFTER THE CREATION OF THE NEW STATE OF MALAYSIA.

    THE PEOPLE'S ACTION PARTY WAS RETURNED TO POWER FOR THE NEXT FIVE YEARS, BY WINNING 37 OF THE 51 SEATS IN THE ASSEMBLY. THE BARISAN SOSIALIS - THE MAIN OPPOSITION PARTY WON 13, WHILE THE UNITED PEOPLE'S PARTY GAINED ONE.

    THE RESULT REPRESENTS THE PEOPLE'S ENDORSEMENT OF THE GOVERNMENT'S "SOCIAL REVOLUTION" OVER THE PAST FOUR AND A HALF YEARS,AND IS A CLEAR CUT VOTE OF CONFIDENCE IN THE FORMATION OF MALAYSIA AND THE SPECIAL RIGHTS SECURED FOR SINGAPORE. NEVER BEFORE HAD ANY PARTY BEEN GIVEN A SECOND MANDATE.

    AFTER THE VICTORY PREMIER LEE TOLD THE HUGE CROWD OUTSIDE THE TOWN HALL: "IT WAS MORE THAN JUST AN ACT OF FAITH THAT WE HAD THIS GENERAL ELECTION AT THIS MOMENT WITH THE COMMUNISTS OUT IN THE OPEN. WE KNEW THAT THEY WERE THE REAL ENEMY. TONIGHT THEY WERE EXPOSED BY YOU. NO AMOUNT OF ARGUMENT COULD HAVE ISOLATED THEM THE WAY YOU HAVE WITH POSITIVE RESULTS THAT A DEMOCRATIC SYSTEM CAN BRING TO OUR SOCIETY."

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    Film ID:
    VLVAC28UNNM94KQJVU5HLLV67I0W4
    Media URN:
    VLVAC28UNNM94KQJVU5HLLV67I0W4
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    23/09/1963
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:33:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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