• Short Summary

    THE LEADERS OF ALGERIA'S RULING NATIONAL LIBERATION FRONT, COLONEL HOUARI, BOUMEDIENNE, WAS POISED TONIGHT (SUNDAY) FOR AN OVERWHELMING POPULAR MANDATE IN ALGERIA'S FIRST ELECTIONS SINCE HIS SUCCESSFUL MILITARY COUP AGAINST FORMER PRESIDENT BEN BELLA 20 20 MONTHS AGO.

  • Description

    THE LEADERS OF ALGERIA'S RULING NATIONAL LIBERATION FRONT, COLONEL HOUARI, BOUMEDIENNE, WAS POISED TONIGHT (SUNDAY) FOR AN OVERWHELMING POPULAR MANDATE IN ALGERIA'S FIRST ELECTIONS SINCE HIS SUCCESSFUL MILITARY COUP AGAINST FORMER PRESIDENT BEN BELLA 20 20 MONTHS AGO. EARLIER, ABOUT 500 ONLOOKERS GATHERED AROUND A VOTING BOOTH IN CENTRAL ALGERIA TODAY TO WATCH IN SILENCE AS COLONEL BOUMEDIENNE CAST HIS OWN VOTE.

    THESE ARE THE FIRST MUNICIPAL ELECTIONS SINCE INDEPENDENCE FIVE YEARS AGO, AND THEY'RE SEEN IN ALGIERS AS A TEST OF OPINION OF COLONEL BOUMEDIENNE'S LEADERSHIP. IT'S REPORTED THAT VOTING, WHICH WAS SLOW AT FIRST, TOOK PART IN A SERENE ATMOSPHERE. THE COUNTRY'S ELECTORATE -- ABOUT 7,000,000 PEOPLE -- WILL CHOOSE 10,000 REPRESENTATIVES FROM THE 20,000 CANDIDATES OUT FORWARD BY THE NATIONAL LIBERATION FRONT.

    IN MOST AREAS LONG ORDERLY QUEUES FORMED OUTSIDE POLLING BOOTHS SOON AFTER THEY OPENED. WOMEN WERE VOTING IN THE ELECTION FOR THE FIRST TIME, IN SPITE OF WIDESPREAD OPPOSITION FROM MANY ALGERIAN MEN.

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    Film ID:
    VLVADDMIXZ0FK7VNMYJ50CNZSMZLP
    Media URN:
    VLVADDMIXZ0FK7VNMYJ50CNZSMZLP
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    05/02/1967
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:09:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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