• Short Summary

    THE MOROCCAN REFERENDUM - AT MANY POLLING STATIONS CONSIDERABLY MORE WOMEN THAN MEN VOTED; ENCOURAGING WOMEN TO VOTE THERE IS A MODERN FEATURE FOR THE MOSLEM WORLD.

  • Description

    1.
    GV PAN.. OVER QUEUE OUTSIDE VOTING STATION
    0.13

    2.
    GV DITTO
    0.18

    3.
    SV MEN QUEUE
    0.22

    4.
    SV & CU.. MEN MOVE INTO BUILDING TO VOTE
    0.32

    5.
    SCU WOMEN QUEUE ON OTHER SIDE OF BUILDING
    0.39

    6.
    CU DITTO
    0.44

    7.
    SV PEOPLE MOVE ALONG
    0.49

    8.
    GV DITTO, PAN ALONG LARGE QUEUE
    0.54



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    Background: THE MOROCCAN REFERENDUM - AT MANY POLLING STATIONS CONSIDERABLY MORE WOMEN THAN MEN VOTED; ENCOURAGING WOMEN TO VOTE THERE IS A MODERN FEATURE FOR THE MOSLEM WORLD.

    KING HASSAN II HAS WON A SUBSTANTIAL MAJORITY IN THE REFERENDUM, YESTERDAY'S (SATURDAY'S) RESULTS SHOWED - DESPITE THE LEFT-WING OPPOSITION'S CALL TO BOYCOTT IT.

    FOR MANY MOROCCANS IT WAS THE FIRST TIME THEY'D VOTED AND IN RURAL AREAS MISUNDERSTANDINGS WERE FREQUENT. SOME VOTERS SAID YES AND NO AT THE SAME TIME, OTHERS WANTED TO TAKE HOME THE BALLOT PAPERS - AS SOUVENIRS.

    IN CASABLANCA AND OTHER CITIES VOTERS TURNED OUT IN FORCE IN A CALM AND ORDERLY ATMOSPHERE. BUT IN RABAT, THE CAPITAL, ARMED TROOPS RINGED THE UNIVERSITY AREA WHERE 400 STUDENTS WERE ON HUNGER STRIKE IN PROTEST AGAINST THE REFERENDUM AND ALLEGED POLICE BRUTALITY AGAINST THEM.

    THE REFERENDUM'S SUCCESS WILL HELP LEAD TO A DEMOCRATIC, CONSTITUTIONAL MONARCHY IN PLACE OF MOROCCO'S 1,000 YEAR-OLD AUTOCRACY. ELECTIONS FOR A TWO-CHAMBER PARLIAMENT ARE TO BE HELD WITHIN TEN MONTHS.

    IT'S THE FIRST REFERENDUM IN MOROCCO'S HISTORY. THE NEW CONSTITUTION WRITTEN BY THE 33-YEAR-OLD KING WILL GIVE EQUAL RIGHTS FOR MEN AND WOMEN AND PERMIT THE RIGHT TO STRIKE.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVADF6SQ2H9DO8N531CVXY6Z1AD9
    Media URN:
    VLVADF6SQ2H9DO8N531CVXY6Z1AD9
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    09/12/1962
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:56:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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