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    EGYPTIANS VOTED YESTERDAY (TUESDAY) TO ELECT NEW "BASIC UNITS" IN THE UNITED ARAB REPUBLIC'S ARAB SOCIALIST UNION--THE FIRST STEP IN A THOROUGH RECONSTRUCTION OF THE COUNTRY'S ONLY POLITICAL ORGANISATION.

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    VARIOUS SHOTS OF VOTING.




    Initials JSU/VS/BHH/SGM



    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: EGYPTIANS VOTED YESTERDAY (TUESDAY) TO ELECT NEW "BASIC UNITS" IN THE UNITED ARAB REPUBLIC'S ARAB SOCIALIST UNION--THE FIRST STEP IN A THOROUGH RECONSTRUCTION OF THE COUNTRY'S ONLY POLITICAL ORGANISATION.

    THE 7,584 UNITS WHICH WILL EMERGE FROM YESTERDAY'S POLL WILL BE ESTABLISHED IN EVERY VILLAGE, TOWN AND CITY SUBURB. TOGETHER, THEY WILL FORM THE GROUND LEVEL IN THE UNION'S NEW PYRAMIDAL STRUCTURE.

    THE OTHER LEVEL'S, UP TO THE TOP, WILL BE CHOSEN IN A SERIES OF ELECTIONS TO BE HELD LATER.

    MORE THAN FIVE MILLION EGYPTIANS WERE CHOOSING FROM 180,000 CANDIDATES, RANGING FROM MINISTERS TO MESSENGERS, COMPETING FOR 75,000 SEATS IN THE UNITS.

    THE REFORM IN THE ARAB SOCIALIST UNION WAS LAUNCHED BY PRESIDENT NASSER AFTER VIOLENT STREET DEMONSTRATIONS LAST FEBRUARY.

    THE BASIC AIM IS TO FILL ALL PLACES IN ALL LEVELS OF THE PARTY BY ELECTION INSTEAD OF APPOINTMENT AND GIVE THE PEOPLE A GREATER SAY IN THE PARTY AND GOVERNMENT POLICIES.

    RESULTS OF THE POLL, WHICH APPEARED TO BE FAIRLY HEAVY, WERE EXPECTED TODAY (WEDNESDAY).

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    Film ID:
    VLVA3EIZD5VOWBVM22N6OFW3EAZPA
    Media URN:
    VLVA3EIZD5VOWBVM22N6OFW3EAZPA
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    26/06/1968
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:15:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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