• Short Summary

    AGAINST A BACKGROUND OF REBEL VIOLENCE IN NEPAL, ELECTIONS FOR VILLAGE ORGANISATIONS UNDER KING MAHENDRA'S "BASIC DEMOCRACY SCHEME" WERE UNDER WAY IN 70 POLLING CENTRES THROUGHOUT THE COUNTRY FEB 19-20.

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    AGAINST A BACKGROUND OF REBEL VIOLENCE IN NEPAL, ELECTIONS FOR VILLAGE ORGANISATIONS UNDER KING MAHENDRA'S "BASIC DEMOCRACY SCHEME" WERE UNDER WAY IN 70 POLLING CENTRES THROUGHOUT THE COUNTRY FEB 19-20.

    BEFORE THE END OF JUNE, VOTERS WILL HAVE ELECTED 4,800 VILLAGE REPRESENTATIVES FROM WHOM WILL BE CHOSEN, OVER A TWO-YEAR PERIOD, DISTRICT, ZONE AND NATIONAL REPRESENTATIVES UNDER THE KING'S PRESIDENCY.

    ELECTIONS IN THE VILLAGES ARE A SIMPLE AFFAIR - A RAISED HAND SUFFICES TO VOTE "AYE". THERE ARE NO BALLOT BOXES, NO VOTING SLIPS, NO CANVASSING AND NO SLOGAN SHOUTING - EXCEPT THAT OF ALL CANDIDATES: LONG LIVE KING MAHENDRA.

    AT THIS VILLAGE, THE VOTERS CAME DOWN FROM HE SURROUNDING NINE HILLS, LEAVING THEIR FLOCKS, TO HEAR A NATIONAL GUIDANCE MINISTRY OFFICIAL EXPLAIN ELECTION PROCEDURE. FOUR HUNDRED IN NUMBER, THEY SELECTED NINE REPRESENTATIVES TO RUN VILLAGE AFFAIRS IN COOPERATION WITH THE ROYAL ADMINISTRATION.

    KING MAHENDRA TOOK OVER THE RUNNING OF THE COUNTRY DECEMBER 1960. HE DISSOLVED PARLIAMENT AND PLEDGED TO BUILD A DEMOCRACY IN NEPAL UNDER HIS PERSONAL GUIDANCE, BUT AGAINST IT RUNS REBEL VIOLENCE - INCLUDING AN ATTEMPT ON THE KING'S LIFE.

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    Film ID:
    VLVADEVDTIK5X4LBV05WSUW7DAHDZ
    Media URN:
    VLVADEVDTIK5X4LBV05WSUW7DAHDZ
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    23/02/1962
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:27:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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