• Short Summary

    POLLING TIME, DEC 4, IN TRINIDAD IN THE WEST INDIES, FOR THE MOST IMPORTANT GENERAL ELECTION IN THE ISLAND'S HISTORY.

  • Description

    POLLING TIME, DEC 4, IN TRINIDAD IN THE WEST INDIES, FOR THE MOST IMPORTANT GENERAL ELECTION IN THE ISLAND'S HISTORY. IT WILL USHER IN FULL INTERNAL SELF-GOVERNMENT UNDER A NEW CONSTITUTION.

    IT WILL ALSO HELP IN THE DECISION ON THE FUTURE OF THE WEST INDIES FEDERATION, IN WHICH TRINIDAD IS THE BIGGEST AND WEALTHIEST ISLAND.

    JAMAICA QUIT THE FEDERATION IN SEPTEMBER. TRINIDAD'S CHOICE IS TO FOLLOW SUIT AND CLAIM SEPARATE INDEPENDENCE OR HELP KEEP THE FEDERATION ALIVE - THE FEDERAL CAPITAL IS IN TRINIDAD - AND TAKE IT INTO INDEPENDENCE.

    OUTGOING PRIME MINISTER, DR. ERIC WILLIAMS, AND HIS PEOPLE'S NATIONAL MOVEMENT, WON THE TRINIDAD ELECTION BY AN OVERWHELMING VICTORY. OF FOUR CONTESTING PARTIES, ONLY ONE, THE DEMOCRATIC LABOUR PARTY, BESIDES THE PND, HAD ANY CHANCE OF FORMING A GOVERNMENT. VOTING MACHINES WERE USED FOR THE FIRST TIME IN THE ELECTION - AND FOR THE FIRST TIME, IT WAS CLAIMED, IN ANY COUNTRY OUTSIDE THE UNITED STATES.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAPGMCSMXCIIXJXLDORQFISOZ
    Media URN:
    VLVAPGMCSMXCIIXJXLDORQFISOZ
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    07/12/1961
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:17:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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