• Short Summary

    Three Presidents of Bolivia -- one left wing, one centrist and one right wing -- led the field s the first votes were counted in Bolivia's second national Presidential election within a year.

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    GV & MV People voting in pubic square (2 shots)
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    2.
    MV President General David Padilla with wife voting at polling station
    0.27

    3.
    MV Raul Lopez Leyton casting vote
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    4.
    MV Minister Gary Parado voting
    0.34

    5.
    MV Victor Paz Estenssoro shaking hands with supporters
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    MCU Marcelo Quiroga Santa Cruz with supporters
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    CU Armed police preventing traffic from entering street
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    8.
    CU Policemen PULL OUT TO MV woman crossing road
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    CU Man carrying sealed ballot boxes to counting centre
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    10.
    CU Official PULL OUT TO MV ballot box seals being broken
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    11.
    MCU Electioneering officials
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    12.
    CU Two policeman guarding sealed ballot boxes (2 shots)
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    Background: Three Presidents of Bolivia -- one left wing, one centrist and one right wing -- led the field s the first votes were counted in Bolivia's second national Presidential election within a year.

    SYNOPSIS: The centre of the capital La Paz was virtually devoid of vehicles as voting took place on Sunday (1 July). All cars and trucks not connected with the elections were banned from the centre of the city while voting took place.

    Among the first to vote were the country's current military President David Padilla and his wife. General Padilla has pledged to turn over power in the country to the expected civilian winner next month. Other ministers followed his lead.

    Victor Paz Estenssoro -- the last elected President in Bolivia and leader of the centre-right Nationalist Revolutionary Movement -- is one of the two men most likely to win the Presidency.

    Socialist candidate, Marcelo Quiroga Santa Cruz turned up to vote with vocal -- and colourful -- support.

    In last year's elections Mr. Siles Suazo, leader of the Popular Unity Front (UDP) was defeated by General Juan Pereda Asbun. However an electoral court overturned the decision because of widespread electoral fraud. General Pereda then seized power. He was in turn ousted by a group of young officers led by General Padilla. The new President many not be known for some time. It takes so long to gather-in and count votes that the final results will not be known until the twenty-seventh of July.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA9NMSEV2L7D7Z1T63C2ZZPT1Q6
    Media URN:
    VLVA9NMSEV2L7D7Z1T63C2ZZPT1Q6
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    04/07/1979
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:03:00
    Time in/Out:
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    Canister:
    N/A

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