• Short Summary

    SEVEN-AND-A-HALF MILLION EGYPTIANS WILL VOTE ON THURSDAY ON PRESIDENT NASSER'S NEW PLAN TO REVITALISE THE COUNTRY.

  • Description

    SEVEN-AND-A-HALF MILLION EGYPTIANS WILL VOTE ON THURSDAY ON PRESIDENT NASSER'S NEW PLAN TO REVITALISE THE COUNTRY. AT PRESENT EGYPT IS STILL PARTIALLY UNDER ISRAEL OCCUPATION AND BESET BY BIG ECONOMIC PROBLEMS.

    ON THURSDAY THE VOTERS, WHO ARE ALL EGYPTIAN MEN OVER 18 AND NEARLY 80,000 WOMEN, WILL TICK OFF A RED OR A BLACK CIRCLE TO APPROVE OR REJECT THE PROGRAMME MAPPED OUT FOR THE COUNTRY BY THE PRESIDENT. FOR THE FIRST TIME, ABOUT 216,000 PEOPLE WILL BE EXERCISING POLITICAL RIGHTS.

    PRESIDENT NASSER HAS PROMISED A NEW CONSTITUTION, GREATER INCENTIVES AND A THOROUGH SHAKE-UP OF THE COUNTRY'S ONLY POLITICAL PARTY, THE ARAB SOCIALIST UNION. THE VOTERS ARE BEING ASKED TO APPROVE A PROGRAMME OF REORGANISATION IN INDUSTRY, INTERNAL GOVERNMENT AND THE DIPLOMATIC CORPS.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAC4YRLTY68YWEXSRQ21HIWCVHJ
    Media URN:
    VLVAC4YRLTY68YWEXSRQ21HIWCVHJ
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    29/04/1968
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:05:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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