• Short Summary

    PRESIDENT CHUNG HEE PARK WAS TODAY (FRIDAY) ASSURED OF STRONG SUPPORT FOR HIS PRO U.S.?

  • Description

    PRESIDENT CHUNG HEE PARK WAS TODAY (FRIDAY) ASSURED OF STRONG SUPPORT FOR HIS PRO U.S. STAND OVER VIETNAM AND HIS AMBITIOUS ECONOMIC POLICIES AS THE RULING DEMOCRATIC REPUBLICANS HEADED TO DECISIVE VICTORY IN YESTERDAY'S NATIONAL ASSEMBLY ELECTIONS.

    WITH VOTES COUNTED IN 45 OF THE 131 CONSTITUENCIES. THE DEMOCRATIC REPUBLICANS HAD WON 36 SEATS COMPARED WITH NINE FOR THE MAIN OPPOSITION NEW DEMOCRATS. NONE OF THE NINE SMALL SPLINTER PARTIES HAD WON A SEAT. IF THE PRESENT TREND CONTINUES IT IS ESTIMATED THAT THE DEMOCRATIC REPUBLICANS WILL ALSO GAIN ABOUT 26 OF THE 44 SEATS IN THE 175 MEMBER LEGISLATURE WHICH ARE DECIDED BY PROPORTIONAL REPRESENTATION. IT IS EXPECTED THAT THE DEMOCRATIC REPUBLICANS WILL HAVE A TWO-THIRDS MAJORITY IN THE NEW ASSEMBLY.

    THE MONTH-LONG CAMPAIGN WAS MARRED BY VIOLENT INCIDENTS IN WHICH AT LEAST TWO PEOPLE DIED. A NUMBER OF IRREGULARITIES HAD BEEN REPORTED WHEN THE POLLING BOOTHS CLOSED. BOTH MAJOR PARTIES ACCUSED EACH OTHER OF BRINGING PEOPLE TO CAST FABRICATED BALLOTS.

    PRESIDENT PARK AND HIS WIFE VOTED IN SEOUL AND WERE SOON FOLLOWED TO THE BOOTH BY A FORMER PRESIDENT MR. YUN PO SON.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAK8ZLKSKA57UR2EE0O84K0PEB
    Media URN:
    VLVAK8ZLKSKA57UR2EE0O84K0PEB
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    09/06/1967
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:08:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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