• Short Summary

    Teheran, Persia, Aug 16, an election rally was held in the northern end of the city, in preparation for the following day's election.

  • Description

    GV Students gathered
    SV Students with banner
    SV Speaker
    Pan Students listening
    GV Crowd and mounted police
    SV Students clap
    Nearer view speaker
    GV Students
    LV Students with flags
    GV Crowd and speaker
    GV Street scene
    SV Men wait to vote
    SV Inside - voting
    SV Man puts paper into ballot box
    CU Official looks at a paper
    SV Paper into ballot box
    SV People into building
    CU Paper into ballot box
    LV Interior - people vote
    GV Mosque used as polling station

    Initials LSW/S/JH/LSW EDITORS SEE 5144/60 & 5265/60
    Background: Teheran, Persia, Aug 16, an election rally was held in the northern end of the city, in preparation for the following day's election.
    Placard-carrying students of the National Front - followers of ex-Premier Mossadegh - demanded nationwide cancellation of the elections, and polling under auspices of a new government. Police watched the proceedings which went off quietly - setting the tone for next day's polling.
    Long queues waited outside Teheran's 71 polling booths, and voting was quiet, although it was reported that in Miandooab, Azerbaijan Province, troops fired on Opposition supporters who tried to storm a polling booth.
    By Aug 18 it was clear that Premier Eg???balls Mellyoun (Nationalist) Party would retain power; it had won 102 Parliament seats to the Opposition Party's 46 and the Independents' 3; 49 results were still to be announced.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA7DJUHD4GO1V4AYDKX9AT20NZI
    Media URN:
    VLVA7DJUHD4GO1V4AYDKX9AT20NZI
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    19/08/1960
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:20:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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