• Short Summary

    MORE THAN 16,000,000 SPANIARDS VOTE NEXT TUESDAY TO ELECT 100 DEPUTIES TO PARLIAMENT BY DIRECT SUFFRAGE -- THE FIRST SUCH POOL SINCE THE 1936-39 CIVIL WAR BROUGHT GENERAL FRANCO'S REGIME TO POWER.

  • Description

    MORE THAN 16,000,000 SPANIARDS VOTE NEXT TUESDAY TO ELECT 100 DEPUTIES TO PARLIAMENT BY DIRECT SUFFRAGE -- THE FIRST SUCH POOL SINCE THE 1936-39 CIVIL WAR BROUGHT GENERAL FRANCO'S REGIME TO POWER. THE VOTE IS REGARDED BY SUPPORTERS OF THE REGIME AS A CAUTIOUS STEP TOWARDS DEMOCRACY.

    OF THE 564 MEMBERS OF THE NEW CORTES, 354 ARE BEING ELECTED INDIRECTLY TO REPRESENT EMPLOYERS, WORKERS AND TECHNICIANS IN THE VARIOUS BRANCHES OF THE OFFICIAL SYNDICATES WHICH MONOPOLISE LABOUR RELATIONS. OTHERS IN THE GROUP ARE LEADERS OF THE NATIONAL MOVEMENT OR REPRESENT MUNICIPAL COUNCILS AND PROFESSIONAL CORPORATIONS.

    ANOTHER 110 DEPUTIES ARE EITHER APPOINTED BY GENERAL FRANCO OR ARE MEMBERS OF PARLIAMENT BY RIGHT OF OFFICE, SUCH AS CABINET MINISTERS AND UNIVERSITY RECTORS. AS POLITICAL PARTIES ARE BANNED, THERE ARE VIRTUALLY NO OPPOSITION CANDIDATES.

    THE REMAINING 100 DEPUTIES TO BE ELECTED BY DIRECT SUFFRAGE GO TO THE POLLS UNDER THE REFORMS LAUNCHED LAST YEAR IN GENERAL FRANCO'S NEW CONSTITUTION CALLED "THE ORGANIC LAW".

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    Film ID:
    VLVAET5YPRCLNSBAYRTMML1CTNINH
    Media URN:
    VLVAET5YPRCLNSBAYRTMML1CTNINH
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    07/10/1967
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:20:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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