• Short Summary

    People in Cameroun have voted for a new constitution and a new name for their country in a referendum held throughout the country on Saturday (20 May).

  • Description

    1.
    GV Street showing crowds and taxis with posters
    0.08

    2.
    CU Musicians on lorry
    0.11

    3.
    CU People
    0.13

    4.
    CU Poster 'UNC-CNU referendum'
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    5.
    CU Picture of President Ahidjo
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    6.
    SV & CU People wait outside polling station
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    7.
    MS People voting (3 shots)
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    8.
    SV & MV President Ahidjo with two daughters walking into polling station (2 shots)
    0.45

    9.
    MCU President Ahidjo places ballot paper in box.
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    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: People in Cameroun have voted for a new constitution and a new name for their country in a referendum held throughout the country on Saturday (20 May). The referendum climaxed an active campaign, which resulted in a near 99 per cent turnout at the polling stations.

    One of the first to cast his vote was President Ahmadou Ahidjo, who attended a polling station in the capital of Yaounde, with his two daughters.

    The large majority of voters called for the institution of a united state called the United Republic of the Cameroun.

    The country will change form a federation of two regions which comprise the French-speaking eastern region and the English speaking western section with two separate prime ministers, into a united republic under a national government.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA49IQFWFFR7HHLBN0N4G3CA83I
    Media URN:
    VLVA49IQFWFFR7HHLBN0N4G3CA83I
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    25/05/1972
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:54:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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