• Short Summary

    INTRODUCTION: Residents of the Southern Philippines voted peacefully during the referendum on the proposed plan of creating thirteen autonomous Moslem regions in the area.

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    INTRODUCTION: Residents of the Southern Philippines voted peacefully during the referendum on the proposed plan of creating thirteen autonomous Moslem regions in the area.

    The referendum was designed to end the bitter civil war that has raged between government forces and Moslem rebels. President Ferdinand Marcos of the Philippines called the referendum as part of an agreement he made with the Libyan leader, Colonel Muammer Gaddafi, who has acted as mediator between the Moslem rebels and the Filipino government.

    The government has claimed that only five of the thirteen regions have a Moslem majority and that the other eight provinces all have Christian majorities who are opposed to the establishment of an autonomous Moslem state.

    Although the full results of the referendum will not be known for several days, the government radio claimed early returns showed a trend against the scatting up of an autonomous region.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAD34XEEHMGJPPWVVTLR2AHSYPQ
    Media URN:
    VLVAD34XEEHMGJPPWVVTLR2AHSYPQ
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    18/04/1977
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:00:50:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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