• Short Summary

    Vice-president Nguyen Cao Ky of South Vietnam submitted on Wednesday (August 4) his nomination for the country's presidential election in October.

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    GV Crowd and newsmen outside Supreme Court
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    GV Ky and escort arriving
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    LV Crowd around Ky's car
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    TV Ky surrounded by crowd as he enters building
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    SV Armed guards outside building
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    LV Guard and children
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    SV Ky out of building talks to reporters and enters car
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    SV Children watch
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    GV Ky's residence
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    SV Reporters PAN TO Ky talking at press conference
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    SV Cameramen
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    SV Ky at press conference (2 shots)
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    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: Vice-president Nguyen Cao Ky of South Vietnam submitted on Wednesday (August 4) his nomination for the country's presidential election in October.

    He handed in his papers at the Supreme Court despite the fact that he lacked the 100 certified signatures from councillor required under law.

    Scores of newsmen waited outside the court building as the flamboyant pilot-cum-politician arrived under an escort of loyal air force troops.

    Later, at a news conference, the vice-president launched a scathing attack on President Nguyen Van Thieu, accusing him of election-rigging, fraud and intimidation.

    But yesterday (August 5) the Supreme Court rejected the Vice-President's application. They issued a list of candidates which contained only two names--President Van Thieu and the former head of state General Duong Van Minh. Mr. Ky will have 15 days to appeal against the court's decision -- but following this, the General has said he is reconsidering his candidacy.

    SYNOPSIS: The Supreme Court building, Saigon....where on Wednesday Vice-President Nguyen Cao Ky arrived to submit his nomination for the South Vietnam presidential election. The flamboyant pilot-cum-politician drove in flanked by an escort of loyal air force troops. He had come to hand in his papers for the October election -- despite the fact that he lacked the 100 certified signatures from councillors demanded by law. Out of the 104 signatures, only 62 were later to be considered valid by the court.

    Some 75 minutes later, the 41-year-old Vice-President returned. Despite his lack of support, he told journalists he would fight to the last minute to take part in the race for the presidency.

    Later, at his house, Mr. Ky held a press conference. He accused President Nguyen Van Thieu of electing rigging, fraud and intimidation. The following day, the 75 minutes later, the 41-year-old Vice-President returned. Despite his lack of support, he told journalists he would fight to the last minute to take part in the race for the presidency.

    Later, at his house, Mr. Ky held a press conference. He accused President Nguyen Van Thieu of election rigging, fraud and intimidation. The following day, the Supreme Court listed only two candidates--former head of state General Duong Van Minh and president Van Thieu. But, following the court's decision, the General has said he is reconsidering his candidacy.

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    Film ID:
    VLVADEJT7ELLS4KNCF08RWA191FGE
    Media URN:
    VLVADEJT7ELLS4KNCF08RWA191FGE
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    06/08/1971
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:16:00
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    Canister:
    N/A

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