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    MADRID, SPAIN

    According to early returns from the Spanish general election, the Socialist Party appeared to be heading for an outright victory.

  • Description

    VISNEWS (Madrid)
    1. SV Senor Fraga arrives at polling station, is followed by reporters who surround him for news conference. 0.09
    2. SV Fraga in circle of reporters, speaking (English SOT). 0.35
    3. SV Fraga walks towards queue and joins at end. 0.41
    4. SV INTERIOR Senor Gonzalez arrives with Mrs Gonzalez and walks forward to vote. 1.00
    TVE (MUTE)
    5. SVs People casting their vote. 1.23
    TRANSCRIPT: FRAGA: (SEQ 2) "Well I'm confident on the main points of the election. There'll be a reasonable, sensible election. The campaign has been reasonably fair. I hope that .. I understand that ... whether it is fair in all parts of Spain, now, let the people decide. All the members of the main parties came yesterday to see the King and to tell him everybody will support the result, whatever they are."
    ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: The Spanish Socialist Workers' party (PSOE) claimed victory late on October 28 saying it expected to win 202 of the 350 seats in the Congress.
    InitialsRdel/JRS

    EUROVISION RECORDING
    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: MADRID, SPAIN

    According to early returns from the Spanish general election, the Socialist Party appeared to be heading for an outright victory. The right-wing Popular Alliance Party was running a strong second, with the governing Union of the Democratic Centre (UCD) trailing far behind. An early arrival at one of Madrid's polling stations on October 28 was the leader of the Popular Alliance, Manuel Fraga. Before joining the queue of voters, Senor Fraga called an impromptu news conference and told reporters that he considered campaigning for the election had been reasonably fair. The man now likely to become Spain's new prime minister and head of his country's first socialist government since before the 1936-39 civil war, Felipe Gonzalez, was accompanied by his wife as he prepared to vast his vote. First reports put his Socialist Workers Party (PSOE) ahead with some 40 per cent of the votes for the 350 seat Congress, the lower house of the Cortes (Parliament).

    Source: REUTERS MADRID AND TELEVISIONE ESPANA

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    Film ID:
    VLVAWQWW1A4SV2GTJPFLPJEWG2R5
    Media URN:
    VLVAWQWW1A4SV2GTJPFLPJEWG2R5
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    28/10/1982
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:00:23:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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