• Short Summary

    EIGHT OF THE 10 DEFEATED CANDIDATES IN SOUTH VIETNAM'S PRESIDENTIAL ELECTIONS HAVE COMPLAINED OF "CAMPAIGN IRREGULARITIES".

  • Description

    EIGHT OF THE 10 DEFEATED CANDIDATES IN SOUTH VIETNAM'S PRESIDENTIAL ELECTIONS HAVE COMPLAINED OF "CAMPAIGN IRREGULARITIES". A JOINT COMPLAINT ISSUED YESTERDAY (THURSDAY) LISTED FIVE CHARGES OF IRREGULARITIES AGAINST THE WINNER HEAD OF STATE NGUYEN VAN THIEU, AND HIS RUNNING-MATE, PRIME MINISTER NGUYEN CAO KY.

    CONTROVERSIAL BUDDHIST LAWYER TRUONG DINH DZU, WHO FINISHED SECOND IN THE ELECTIONS ON A "PEACE PLATFORM", ISSUED A STATEMENT MAKING THE COMPLAINTS.

    TRUONG DINH DZU ISSUED THE ALLEGATIONS FROM THE STEPS OF THE NATIONAL ASSEMBLY, AFTER POLICE REFUSED PERMISSION FOR A PRESS CONFERENCE IN ONE OF THE CAPITAL'S MAIN HOTELS.

    MR. DZU SAID THE CANDIDATES PLANNED TO FORM A UNITED OPPOSITION FRONT TO THE GOVERNMENT UNDER FORMER HEAD OF STATE PHAN KHAC SUU, WHO FINISHED THIRD IN THE ELECTIONS.

    MR. DZU SAID HE WOULD DEMAND A RECOUNT OF THE BALLOTS IN FIVE OF THE NINE POLLING DISTRICTS IN SAIGON -- WHERE HE FINISHED THIRD.

    THE SEVEN CANDIDATES URGED A REQUEST THAT THE ASSEMBLY TAKE STEPS TO DECIDE ON NEW ELECTIONS.

    UNDER ELECTORAL LAW THE PROVISIONAL ASSEMBLY IS TO MEET FOR THE FIRST TIME TOMORROW (SATURDAY) TO BEGIN RECEIVING AND STUDYING COMPLAINTS ABOUT ELECTION PROCEDURES.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAC5W8XV4T2JYEGHM89L7G8E0W
    Media URN:
    VLVAC5W8XV4T2JYEGHM89L7G8E0W
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    08/09/1967
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:54:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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