• Short Summary

    MR IAN SMITH, THE RHODESIAN PRIME MINISTER, WAS RETURNED TO POWER WITH A CRUSHING VICTORY IN THE GENERAL ELECTION YESTERDAY (FRIDAY).

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    GV POLLING STATION
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    CU ZOOM BACK FROM POLLING SIGN TO PEOPLE QUEUING
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    GV INT. POLLING STATION
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    SV PAN. FROM PEOPLE QUEUING TO POLLING OFFICIALS
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    SV CANDIDATE
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    GV POLLING STATION WITH BANNERS "VOTE FOR SAWYER"
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    CU SAWYER
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    SV WOMAN IN POLLING BOOTH
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    SV SAWYER AND WIFE WALK TO POLLING STATION
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    10.
    SV SIR ROY WELENSKY LEAVES POLLING STATION AND MEETS A CANDIDATE
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    SV ANOTHER VOTING STATION WITH SIGN "DR. PALLEY"
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    LV PEOPLE INTO POLLING STATION
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    13.
    CU ELECTION POSTERS "VOTE FOR CHAZA"
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    14.
    CU PRIME MINISTER SMITH DRINKING CUP OF TEA WITH SUPPORTERS
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    SV MR. GAIND'S DAUGHTER CARRYING DOLL, FOLLOWED BY FURNITURE BEING REMOVED FROM HOUSE
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    SV REMOVERS CARRY CHAIRS AND WARDROBE (2 SHOTS)
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    HV NANNY AND CHILD WALK FROM CAMERA
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    SV FURNITURE BEING CHECKED
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    CU MRS GAIND
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    SV MAN SHAKES HANDS WITH STAFF
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    CU MR. GAIND WITH DAUGHTER
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    Background: MR IAN SMITH, THE RHODESIAN PRIME MINISTER, WAS RETURNED TO POWER WITH A CRUSHING VICTORY IN THE GENERAL ELECTION YESTERDAY (FRIDAY). DESPITE THE CONTROVERSY SURROUNDING THE ELECTION, POLLING WENT OFF QUIETLY. BUT THE ELECTION BROUGHT PROTESTS FROM INDIA, WHO WITHDREW ITS ENVOY FROM SALISBURY.

    POLLING WENT ON THROUGHOUT THE DAY, WITH LONG QUEUES OUTSIDE MANY STATIONS. VOTING WAS HEAVY AMONG THE MAINLY-WHITE ELECTORATE, BUT AFRICAN NATIONALIST LEADERS CALLED FOR A BOYCOTT OF THE ELECTION. HOWEVER, AMONG THE MINORITY AFRICAN ELECTORATE, SOME DID VOTE.

    SIR ROY WELENSKY, ONCE LEADER OF THE NOW DEFUNCT RHODESIAN FEDERATION, CAST HIS VOTE. AFTER THE FEDERATION'S BREAK-UP, HE MADE AN UNSUCCESSFUL BID TO ENTER THE RHODESIAN PARLIAMENT.

    WITH A LANDSLIDE VICTORY FOR THE RULING RHODESIAN FRONT, THE ELECTION WAS SEEN AS A VOTE OF CONFIDENCE IN MR SMITH'S POLICIES. MR SMITH, WHO HIMSELF WAS RETURNED UNOPPOSED, SAID TODAY HE WOULD STEP UP INDEPENDENCE NEGOTIATIONS. HE HAS THREATENED THAT IF TALKS BREAK DOWN RHODESIA WILL SEIZE INDEPENDENCE.

    MEANWHILE, INDIA HAS BROKEn OFF DIPLOMATIC RELATIONS WITH RHODESIA. ITS CHARGE D'AFFAIRES IN SALISBURY, MR KUNTI GAIND, AND HIS FAMILY PACKED THEIR BAGS AND LEFT FOR LUSAKA IN NEIGHBOURING ZAMBIA. HE SAID INDIA'S STAND WAS THAT RHODESIA SHOULD HAVE MAJORITY RULE, AND THOUGHT THE ELECTION WOULD LEAD TO THE WHITE GOVERNMENT SEIZING INDEPENDENCE. MR SMITH SAID INDIA'S MOVE WAS "JUST ANOTHER PRE-ELECTION TRICK BY ANOTHER AFRO-ASIAN COUNTRY."

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAA5YYVLMYI1XW96Z5HYWQBFM4T
    Media URN:
    VLVAA5YYVLMYI1XW96Z5HYWQBFM4T
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    08/05/1965
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:34:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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