• Short Summary

    Signor Giovanni Leone was elected, on Friday (24 December), sixth President of the Italian Republic in the 23rd electoral college ballot in 16 days.

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    GV EXTERIOR.. Parliament in Rome
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    GV INTERIOR..voting
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    GV Final count being called (2 shots)
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    SV Speaker calling out results ZOOM BACK TO GV.. members applaud (2 shots)
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    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: Signor Giovanni Leone was elected, on Friday (24 December), sixth President of the Italian Republic in the 23rd electoral college ballot in 16 days. The former Christian Democrat Premier obtained 518 votes from the 1,008-member college -- 13 more than the required simple majority -- to end the longest presidential election in the Republic's 25-year history.

    Signor Leone became a candidate for the presidency on Thursday, replacing Senate President Amintore Fanfani as the Christian Democrat candidate. On Thursday night's 22nd ballot, he missed election by only vote.

    The outgoing President, Giuseppe Saragat, was elected seven years ago, after a then-record vote taking 13 days and 21 ballots.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAA4HPY3PWP88UW4GWTID8OR6YB
    Media URN:
    VLVAA4HPY3PWP88UW4GWTID8OR6YB
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    24/12/1971
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:04:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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