• Short Summary

    Generalissimo Rafael Trujillo, undisputed military dictator of the Dominican Republic since his coup d'etat in 1930, campaigned recently - said to be a gesture to show his popularity - for the minor position of Governor of Santiago Province.

  • Description

    Generalissimo Rafael Trujillo, undisputed military dictator of the Dominican Republic since his coup d'etat in 1930, campaigned recently - said to be a gesture to show his popularity - for the minor position of Governor of Santiago Province. He was seen Dec 15 casting his vote in Ciudad Trujillo.

    It was the first time in 30 years that more than one party had been listed in the ballots. The Generalissimo scored an overwhelming victory: 121,219 votes against 7,198 for his two opponents.

    The 68-year old Generalissimo - who was a candidate of the Nationalist Party - is known as the "strong man" of the Dominican Republic. He was President from 1930-1938 and again from 1942-1952.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAEL9SU8WGATIVIFWAM0GRXSGR5
    Media URN:
    VLVAEL9SU8WGATIVIFWAM0GRXSGR5
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    20/12/1960
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:03:30:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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