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    Tiny Principality of Andorra set in Pyrenees between France and Spain holds elections Dec 14th.?

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    GV Pyrenees mountains and andorra town.

    GV mts tilt to the Consejo de Valls or "Parliament house"

    CU flag of principality of Andorra.

    In front of town hall people look at voting list (electoral list)

    CUs list of names of voters and town hall official places notice on board

    Inside town hall of town of Andorra la Vella, workmen finish voting booths and election urn or box placed on table.

    Street full of signs and adverts to draw tourists to duty free shops.

    GV of one of valleys of the state

    Tiny electoral posters stuck on windows.

    Large commercial ad zoom into tiny electoral sticker

    News papers on stand, all foreign for tourists, no Andorra newspaper for electioneering etc.

    Andorrans leaving church after mass.

    CUs talking in street, about the elections? or trade?


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    Background: Tiny Principality of Andorra set in Pyrenees between France and Spain holds elections Dec 14th. for the first time over, since Andorra was formed in 13th century, women will be allowed to vote of tuesday, bringing total number of voters to sum of 2,350. They will elect members of the Consejo de Valls or the Council of the Valleys.

    External Govt and defence etc is run by King of France (now Pres Pompidou) - away in the Azores with this election on this hands - and a Spanish Bishop, Bishop of See de Urgel. "Country" runs its own internal affairs with 25 policemen for the 8000 Andorrans and 16,000 foreign resident. No political parties, people tend to vote according to families they belong to. No revolutionary candidates, all Andorrans seem to want a safe status quo to protect duty free situation twist France and Spain which bring 3 Million tourist in search of bargains each year.

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