• Short Summary

    Argentina's President-elect, Hector Campora, has complained of what he calls unjustifiable delay by the military government in publishing full results of the general elections on 11 March.

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    GV PAN City Hall
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    SV & CU INTERIOR Voting slips being checked (2 shots)
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    SV Slips being checked & recorded (3 shots)
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    SCU Women sorting out spoiled votes
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    SV Women rip up spoiled votes
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    Initials ESP/2330 ESP/2338



    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: Argentina's President-elect, Hector Campora, has complained of what he calls unjustifiable delay by the military government in publishing full results of the general elections on 11 March.

    Dr. Campora on Thursday (22 March) called on supporters to be alert to "defend their victory".

    President Alejandro Lanusse acknowledged 36 hours after the polls closed that Dr. Campora was the clear winner. However, Interior Ministry figures gave Dr. Campora's Justicialist Liberation Front, created by former leader Juan Peron, 49 per cent of the total vote. Dr. Campora and his supporters claimed they won more than the 50 per cent, plus one, needed to obviate a run-off election. He called for a recount.

    Results of the recount were originally scheduled to be released on Wednesday (21 March) but Dr. Campora said that even 12 days after the people had made their choice, they still had not been officially told of the result.

    SYNOPSIS: In Buenos Aires City Hall, vote-counting goes on in the Argentine elections which were held on March the eleventh.

    Thirty-six hours after the polls closed, President Alejandro Lanusse acknowledged that Doctor Hector Campora was the clear winner. However, Interior Ministry figures later gave Doctor Campora's Justicialist Liberation Front, which was created by former leader Juan Peron, a forty-nine per cent share of the total vote. Doctor Campora and his supporters claimed fifty per cent plus one... enough to obviate a run-off election. He called for a recount.

    Results of the recount were originally scheduled to be released last Wednesday, but Doctor Campora said that even twelve days after the election, the people had not been told their real choice. He called it an unjustifiable delay by the military Government.

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    Film ID:
    VLVADOZZYAN9HS8DNWAETU4HH1FPX
    Media URN:
    VLVADOZZYAN9HS8DNWAETU4HH1FPX
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    23/03/1973
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:00:58:00
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    N/A

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