• Short Summary

    CAMPAIGNING FOR PORTUGAL'S FIRST PARLIAMENTARY ELECTIONS SINCE PREMIER ANTONIO SALAZAR'S REIGN ENDED A YEAR AGO IS GOING AHEAD STEADILY.

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    LISBON STREET SCENES; CANDIDATES' POSTERS; STUDENTS WITH POSTERS; OPPOSITION PARTY MEETING; DR. SQUARES SPEAKING.




    Initials PK/VS/BOB/BB



    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: CAMPAIGNING FOR PORTUGAL'S FIRST PARLIAMENTARY ELECTIONS SINCE PREMIER ANTONIO SALAZAR'S REIGN ENDED A YEAR AGO IS GOING AHEAD STEADILY. THE PEOPLE OF PORTUGAL GO TO THE POLL ON 26 OCTOBER TO ELECT A NEW NATIONAL ASSEMBLY.

    THE CAMPAIGN OPENED THREE WEEKS AGO AMID GOVERNMENT WARNINGS AGAINST ELECTIONEERING EXCESSES. SINCE THEN, THE CAMPAIGN HAS BEEN GATHERING ENERGY, WITH CANDIDATES FROM BOTH GOVERNMENT AND OPPOSITION PARTIES PROMINENT.

    LEADING THE RULING NATIONAL UNION PARTY IN ITS BID TO WIN THE ELECTIONS IS THE PREMIER, DR. MARCELLO CAETANO. HIS PARTY WILL CONTEST ALL 130 SEATS IN THE NEW NATIONAL ASSEMBLY.

    SINCE HE TOOK OVER FROM DR. SALAZAR A YEAR AGO, DR. CAETANO HAS PROMISED--AND PARTLY CARRIED OUT--CAUTIOUS REFORMS IN THE COUNTRY. ONE SUCH REFORM HAS ENABLED THE OPPOSITION TO TAKE PART IN THE ELECTIONS.

    STUDENTS ARE PLAYING A BIG PART IN THE CAMPAIGN--THE FIRST CHANCE THEY HAVE HAD TO DO SO FOR MANY YEARS IN PORTUGAL.

    PARTIES TAKING PART IN THE ELECTION HAVE BEEN HOLDING RALLIES AND MEETING, ATTENDED BY ENTHUSIASTIC AUDIENCES.

    A MEETING OF THE SOCIAL DEMOCRATS PARTY, WHICH, WITH THE EXTREME LEFT-WING PARTY (C.D.E.) MAKE UP THE MAIN OPPOSITION GROUPS, WAS ADDRESSED BY ITS LEADER, DR. MARIO SOARES.

    IN PREVIOUS ELECTIONS, THE OPPOSITION HAS WITHDRAWN FROM THE POLLS ON THE GROUNDS THAT COMPLETE FREEDOM WAS LACKING. ON 26 OCTOBER, THERE IS EVERY EVIDENCE THEY WILL BE FIGHTING TO THE END.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA3J7C27VJNQJX11JU6ITR8IACA
    Media URN:
    VLVA3J7C27VJNQJX11JU6ITR8IACA
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    17/10/1969
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:34:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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