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    Today, two years and four months after the revolution which brought about the overthrow of the dictator Peron, Argentineans went to the polls to elect a new President.

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    1.
    Aerial View. City of Buenos Aires.


    2.
    G.V. Street with voting poster for Frondizi-Gomez.


    3.
    C.U.Pan Over poster.


    4.
    G.V.Pan From poster Balbin-del Castillo to poster-vote for Communist.


    5.
    C.U. Another poster.


    6.
    L.V. Posters on wall.


    7.
    C.U.Pan Over posters.


    8.
    C.U. Another.


    9.
    L.V.Pan Along poster ..P.D.Conservative Popular.


    10.
    S.C.U. Vice President Rojas arriving to vote.


    11.
    S.V. Rojas casting his vote.


    12.
    C.U. Rojas talks into mike.


    13.
    S.V.Pan Map showing voting area.


    14.
    C.U. Ditto.


    15.
    S.V. President Arambura arrives to cast his vote.


    16.
    S.C.U. He walks up to cast his vote.


    17.
    C.U. Vote being recorded.


    18.
    G.V. Crowd outside.


    19.
    S.C.U. Candidate Arturo Frondizi at voting table to cast his vote.


    20.
    S.V.Pan From spectators to Frondizi casting vote.


    21.
    S.V. He is congratulated.


    22.
    Angle V. Pan down, another voting station, women outside.


    23.
    S.V.Pan From table to woman with baby.


    24.
    S.C.U. Woman casting her vote.


    25.
    T.V. Pan over voting committee to man making his vote.


    26.
    C.U. Vote being recorded.


    27.
    T.V. Voting table, voting going on.


    28.
    S.C.U. Man looking at voting figures.


    29.
    Angle V.Pan Congress Hall.


    30.
    L.V.Int. Naval personnel following elections.


    31.
    C.U.Pan Rear Admiral Govsden and staff at table.


    32.
    C.U. Map of election area.


    33.
    C.U. Clock at six-o-clock, deadline for voting.


    34.
    S.V.Towards Frondizians arriving to hear final result.


    35.
    Back V. Entering building.


    36.
    S.V. Last box of votes being carried into building.


    37.
    C.U. Box is carried towards Frondizians.


    38.
    C.U. Seal is broken and opened.


    39.
    S.V. Votes are tipped on to table for counting.


    40.
    G.V. Crowd outside awaiting result.


    41.
    S.V. Result being written on board.


    42.
    C.U. Result board.


    43.
    L.V. Ditto.


    44.
    G.V. Crowd outside.


    45.
    T.V. Crowd cheering.


    46.
    S.T.V. Ditto.




    Initials A.W./P.B.



    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: Today, two years and four months after the revolution which brought about the overthrow of the dictator Peron, Argentineans went to the polls to elect a new President.

    Thousands lined up under bright summer skies to cast their ballots in the nation's first free election since the Peron regime. Armed soldiers and sailors stood watch over the polling sites but voting proceeded quietly.

    Arturo Frondizi, Leftist candidate of the Intransigente Radical party, is the favourite to win the Presidential seat in an election that will select a constitutional government that will replace the provisional regime headed by Major-General Pedro Aramburu.

    Frondizi's chief rival is Ricardo Balbin, choice of the Conservative segment of Argentine politics and reportedly the unofficial favourite of the Aramburu administration. Another competitor in the field is Vice-President Rojas, who received a warm reception at the polling station when he arrived to cast his vote.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA1BKPP50Y2O6JTRQF5AVX5VI2O
    Media URN:
    VLVA1BKPP50Y2O6JTRQF5AVX5VI2O
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    23/02/1958
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:03:20:00
    Time in/Out:
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    N/A

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