• Short Summary

    Nearly thirteen million East Germans went to the polls on November 16.

    In the provinces they?

  • Description

    1.
    G.V.PAN BUILDING IN EAST BERLIN.
    11 ft

    2.
    S.C.U. POLLING STATION.
    5 ft

    3.
    S.TOP V PEOPLE ENTER POLLING STATION.
    6 ft

    4.
    C.U.PAN MAN PLACES HIS VOTE IN BALLOT BOX.
    11 ft

    5.
    C.U. YOUTH AND YOUNG GIRL PLACE PAPERS IN BOX.
    5 ft

    6.
    C.U. YOUNG PEOPLE REGISTERING TO VOTE.
    7 ft

    7.
    G.V. PEOPLE WALKING TOWARDS POLLING STATION.
    8 ft

    8.
    G.V.INT. POLLING STATION.
    7 ft

    9.
    C.U. MAN LOOKING AT VOTING SLIP.
    8 ft

    10.
    S.V. BAND OUTSIDE POLLING STATION.
    2 ft

    11.
    L.V. VOTES BEING TIPPED FROM BALLOT BOX.
    7 ft

    12.
    C.U. VOTING SLIP.
    2 ft

    13.
    S.T.V. VOTES BEING COUNTED.
    7 ft

    14.
    C.U. SPECTATORS.
    8 ft

    15.
    L.V. RESULTS ARE ANNOUNCED.
    2 ft



    Initials D.C/CW W.S./P.B.



    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: Nearly thirteen million East Germans went to the polls on November 16.

    In the provinces they were voting for the national government candidates. In East Berlin they were voting for the city council.

    Official figures awaited were expected to be similar to the 1954 figures when 99.46 per cent. of the votes went to the official candidates.

    Voting itself was a simple matter. The voter was handed a slip bearing the candidates' names. All he had to do was place the marked slip in on urn under the eyes of the Communist officials.

    For those who wished to vote against the official candidates or to vote for other candidates, booths were available.

    Business at those booths, it was reported, was quiet.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVACVQDX9PWVW7FKOIYR6R3K4PT8
    Media URN:
    VLVACVQDX9PWVW7FKOIYR6R3K4PT8
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    18/11/1958
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    MXF
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:48:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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