• Short Summary

    THE SOUTH VIETNAMESE AMBASSADOR TO WASHINGTON BUI DIEM YESTERDAY OUTLINED A PROPOSAL, ANNOUNCED EARLIER IN SAIGON BY PRESIDENT THIEU, FOR ELECTIONS WITH COMMUNIST PARTICIPATION.

  • Description

    1.
    LV ROOM WITH PRESS & AMBASSADOR
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    2.
    MV PRESS
    0.08

    3.
    MV PRESS SPEECH BEING HANDED ROUND
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    4.
    MV NEWSMEN
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    5.
    LV PRESS & AMBASSADOR
    0.21

    6.
    CU AMBASSADOR SPEAKS.
    2.22


    TRANSCRIPT: SEQ. 6: BUI DIEM: "THESE CAN BE BASED ON THE FOLLOWING PRINCIPLES: ONE, ALL POLITICAL PARTIES IN GROUPS, INCLUDING THE N.L.F., WHICH IS NOW BEARING ARMS AGAINST US, CAN PARTICIPATE IN THE ELECTIONS IF THEY RENOUNCE VIOLENCE AND PLEDGE THEMSELVES TO ACCEPT THE RESULTS OF THE ELECTIONS. TWO, TO MAKE SURE THAT THE ELECTIONS WOULD BE CONDUCTED IN ALL FAIRNESS, AN ELECTORAL COMMISSION COULD BE SET UP IN WHICH ALL POLITICAL PARTIES AND GROUPS, INCLUDING THE N.L.F, NOW FIGHTING AGAINST US, COULD BE REPRESENTED. THE ELECTORAL COMMISSION WILL ASSURE EQUAL OPPORTUNITIES IN THE CAMPAIGNING TO ALL CANDIDATES. IT WILL ALSO ENABLE ALL POLITICAL PARTIES AND GROUPS TO PARTICIPATE IN WATCHING THE POLLS TO SEE THAT PEOPLE VOTED ABSOLUTELY FREELY, AND IN WATCHING THE COUNTING OF THE BALLOT, TO SEE THAT THEY ARE HONESTLY COUNTED. THREE, AN INTERNATIONAL BODY IS TO BE ESTABLISHED TO SUPERVISE THE ELECTIONS AND TO MAKE SURE THAT THE ELECTIONS ARE HELD UNDER CONDITIONS FAIR TO ALL. FOUR, WE ARE PREPARED TO DISCUSS WITH THE OTHER SIDE THE TIME-TABLE AND THE MODALITIES UNDER WHICH THE ELECTIONS WILL BE HELD. FIVE, THERE WILL BE NO REPRISALS OR DISCRIMINATIONS AFTER THE ELECTIONS. SIX, THE GOVERNMENT OF THE REPUBLIC OF VIETNAM DECLARES THAT IT WILL ABIDE BY THE RESULTS OF THE ELECTIONS, WHATEVER THESE RESULTS MAY BE. WE CHALLENGE THE OTHER SIDE TO DECLARE THE SAME.




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    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: THE SOUTH VIETNAMESE AMBASSADOR TO WASHINGTON BUI DIEM YESTERDAY OUTLINED A PROPOSAL, ANNOUNCED EARLIER IN SAIGON BY PRESIDENT THIEU, FOR ELECTIONS WITH COMMUNIST PARTICIPATION. THE LONG-AWAITED FORMULA ON THE POLITICAL FUTURE OF SOUTH VIETNAM ALLOWS THE NATIONAL LIBERATION FRONT, THE POLITICAL ARM OF THE VIETCONG, TO TAKE PART IN NATION-WIDE ELECTIONS.

    M. BUI DIEM DESCRIBED THE SIX-POINT PLAN TO NEWSMEN AT THE SOUTH VIETNAMESE EMBASSY IN WASHINGTON.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAMPVVMDL2Y4WCKGXQL23A9PG7
    Media URN:
    VLVAMPVVMDL2Y4WCKGXQL23A9PG7
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    11/07/1969
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:02:23:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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