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    MONTEVIDEO, URUGUAY

    Uruguay's military government, in one of its final acts before ceding power to civilian rule, allowed hundreds of political dissidents to return to Montevideo on November 23 from exile in Argentina, thus opening the national elections of November 25 to the broadest spectrum of political opinion for many years.

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    NOVEMBER 23: LOPEZ:
    1. GVs Ship with exiles approaching harbour (2 shots) 0.18
    2. SVs Relatives of exiles on shore cheering as ship approaches quayside (3 shots) 0.33
    NOVEMBER 26: BAUER:
    3. SVs Ballot boxes emptied, papers sorted (2 shots) 0.54
    4. GVs Colorado Party members with flags celebrating victory (5 shots) 1.36
    5. SVs Colorado Party leader Julio Sanguinetti at news conference (3 shots) 1.46
    6. SV Blanco Party candidate Alberto Zumaran puts hand on Sanguinetti's shoulder as Sanguinetti reaches for microphone 1.54
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    Background: MONTEVIDEO, URUGUAY

    Uruguay's military government, in one of its final acts before ceding power to civilian rule, allowed hundreds of political dissidents to return to Montevideo on November 23 from exile in Argentina, thus opening the national elections of November 25 to the broadest spectrum of political opinion for many years. But the amnesty did not extend to Wilson Ferreira Aldunate, the 66-year-old Blanco Party leader, who was detained upon landing in Uruguay earlier this year, and has been jailed since. Ferreira, the country's most popular politician, was prevented from announcing his presidential candidacy and Alberto Zumaran stood as Blanco Party candidate instead. According to the latest electoral results, Julio Sanguinetti of the Colorado Party had a convincing lead with over ninety per cent of the ballots counted. Zumaran's Blanco Party was holding on to second place, with the leftist coalition Frente Amplio (Broad Front) far behind in third place. After the results were announced, Colorado supporters poured into Montevideo's streets, rejoicing at Sanguinetti's victory. Immediately afterward, Blanco Party head Alberto Zumaran pledged to cooperate with Sanguinetti in parliamentary affairs. Independent observers said that Sanguinetti won partially because the recognised leaders of the two other parties were prohibited by Uruguay's conservative military government from participating as candidates.

    Source: REUTERS - HECTOR LOPEZ/DANIEL BAUER

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    Film ID:
    VLVA86MHG03GZDSVTRWJ0H1DDHGSS
    Media URN:
    VLVA86MHG03GZDSVTRWJ0H1DDHGSS
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    28/11/1984
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:54:00
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    Canister:
    N/A

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