• Short Summary

    As Brazilians went to the polls yesterday (Sunday) to elect a new parliament, state assembly deputies, mayors, municipal councillors and other lesser officials, a high turnout became evident in spite of a guerrilla call for abstentions and blank ballots.

  • Description

    As Brazilians went to the polls yesterday (Sunday) to elect a new parliament, state assembly deputies, mayors, municipal councillors and other lesser officials, a high turnout became evident in spite of a guerrilla call for abstentions and blank ballots.

    There are a total of 29 million registered voters in Brazil, and it probably will not be known before the end of the week exactly how many have actually voted - or how they voted. But already, as the earlier results of the major cities such as Rio de Janeiro and Sao Paulo are counted, the first victory claims are divided: in Rio, a traditional stronghold of the opposition Brazilian Democratic Movement (MDB), a major triumph is claimed against the military regime of president Emilio Garrastazu medici; while in the strongly-industrial Sao Paulo the pro-Government National Renewal Alliance (ARENA) is claiming a substantial victory.

    AT present, the ARENA holds an 80% majority in the Chamber of Deputies and a 70% majority in the Senate - so any change in the favour of the MDB is being interpreted as a sign on disfavour against the Government.

    At stake in the elections are the seats of all 310 Federal Deputies; 46 out of 70 Senators; 701 State Assembly Deputies; and 1.593 mayors, deputy mayors, and municipal councillors.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAESCSPDV0PHN6QR211AJ6KYATN
    Media URN:
    VLVAESCSPDV0PHN6QR211AJ6KYATN
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    16/11/1970
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:24:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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