• Short Summary

    THE CAMPAIGN FOR THE FORTHCOMING PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION IN SOUTH VIETNAM IS NOW IN FULL SWING -- AMID MOUNTING FEARS IN THE UNITED STATES CONGRESS ABOUT THE FAIRNESS OF THE ELECTIONS.

  • Description

    THE CAMPAIGN FOR THE FORTHCOMING PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION IN SOUTH VIETNAM IS NOW IN FULL SWING -- AMID MOUNTING FEARS IN THE UNITED STATES CONGRESS ABOUT THE FAIRNESS OF THE ELECTIONS. IN SAIGON, SOME OF THE CANDIDATES ARE ACC???ING BUDDHIST LEADERS ARE DIVIDED OVER WHO THEY WILL SUPPORT.

    IN WASHINGTON, A GROUP OF 57 CONGRESSMEN WERE GIVEN REASSURANCES BY THE GOVERNMENT WHEN THEY CALLED ON PRESIDENT JOHNSON TO WARN THE SOUTH VIETNAMESE MILITARY LEADERS AGAINST "FURTHER ERODING OF CONFIDENCE" IN THE ELECTION. THEY SAID THE ELECTION WOULD BE VIEWED AS "LITTLE MORE THAT A SHAM UNLESS REMEDIAL MEASURES WERE UNDERTAKEN IMMEDIATELY".

    THE SOUTH VIETNAMESE PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION IS TO TAKE PLACE ON THE 3RD OF NEXT MONTH. TEN CANDIDATES ARE CONTESTING THE PRESIDENCY, WITH THEIR RUNNING MATES FOR VICE-PRESIDENT. AT THE SAME TIME, THE VOTERS WILL ELECT SOUTH VIETNAM'S FIRST SENATE. A HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES IS TO BE ELECTED LATER THIS YEAR.

    LAST WEEK, SOME OF THE PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATES, INCLUDING MR TRUONG DINH DZU, ALLEGED RIGGING AND ANNOUNCED THEY WOULD BOYCOTT THE ELECTION. HOWEVER, THEY HAVE NOW RESUMED, THEIR ELECTION CAMPAIGNS. SOUTH VIETNAM'S BUDDHIST LEADERS, WHO HAVE CONSIDERABLE POLITICAL POWER IN THE COUNTRY, HAVE ALSO JOINED IN THE ELECTION CAMPAIGNING.

    HOWEVER, ONE OF THE LEADERS, THE VENERABLE THIEU MINH. TOLD NEWSMEN IN SAIGON ON SATURDAY THAT THE BUDDHISTS WERE NOW DIVIDED. ONE FACTION WOULD SUPPORT THE GOVERNMENT OF PRIME MINISTER KY, AND THE OTHER -- THE MILITANT FACTION -- WOULD WORK FOR THE OPPOSITION.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAEL04PN8L2RDI5TU9OJHTDFZ8W
    Media URN:
    VLVAEL04PN8L2RDI5TU9OJHTDFZ8W
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    14/08/1967
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:31:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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