Political meeting throughout Algeria have been poorly attended. Apart from a few demonstrations of loyalty?
GV. PAN ALGIERS.
LV. ELECTION POSTERS.
SCU. MAN LOOKS AT POSTER.
LV. MESSRS KAOUAH - VINCIGUERRA - LAGAILLARDE WALKING IN COURTYARD.
CU. KAOUAH PAN TO VINCIGUERRA PAN TO LAGAILLARDE.
SV. ABOVE THREE.
SV. PASTING POSTER - COLONEL JAMILLOUX
LV. PEOPLE IN HALL.
SV. COLONEL JAMILL OUX AT MIKE.
SV. TYPES LISTENING IN.
CU. COLONEL JAMILLOUX AT MIKE.
SV. TYPES APPLAUD.
LV. SPEAKER ADDRESSES ANOTHER MEETING.
CU. DITTO PAN TO OTHERS SEATED.
SV. ANOTHER SPEAKER.
SV. MEN AT TABLE APPLAUD.
LV. ANOTHER MEETING IN PROGRESS.
CU. TYPES LISTENING.
CU. SPEAKER ADDRESSES CROWD.
CU. TYPES APPLAUD.
LV. SPEAKER (ARNOULD?) ADDRESSES MEETING.
SV. PEOPLE APPLAUD.
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Background: Political meeting throughout Algeria have been poorly attended. Apart from a few demonstrations of loyalty at a gathering held by Colonel Jamilloux, Menia Abooud and M. Fiel, the electorate appears apathetic. M. Raymond Laquiere's audience was sparse when he spoke at a recent constituency meeting.
Despite General De Gaulle's hope that the nomination lists would include most shades of opinion, the pro-integrationists dominate the scene. Moslems candidates in favour of independence are conspicuously absent.
There are one hundred and seventy four candidates on the lists, one hundred and nineteen are Moslems. The seats have been split between the two racial groups and forty six Moslem representatives and twenty one European will be elected this coming week-end.
The election differs from that held in France on Sunday. The proportionate representation system will be used, not the simple majority procedure.