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Philippines / Elec. #100852

ABC Evening News for Monday, Feb 10, 1986
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Philippines parliament reported ignoring necessity to decide outcome of recent president election; belief that Corazon Aquino defeated Ferdinand Marcos said held by most, while Marcos thought not allowing her victory.

(Manila, Philippines: Jim Laurie) Voters' pressure on parliament to decide issue illustrated; scenes, photos shown. Gun attack on Aquino supporters detailed. [Opposition parliament member Ramon MITRA - fears parliament will ignite fuse.] Majority held by Marcos' party in assembly and law governing their tally explained. NAMFREL, independent watchdog organization, noted designating Aquino winner; walkout Sunday by computer operators who claimed tally was being manipulated mentioned. [Courtesy "Good Morning America", MARCOS - wants government and NAMFREL to continue vote tally while parliament conducts its own.] [AQUINO - warns parliament not to be dictator's puppet.]

(DC: Sam Donaldson) Reagan administration said preparing for reality of Marcos declaring himself winner despite evidence to the contrary. [President REAGAN - claims two-party system now exists in Philippines; claims United States will aid country despite election outcome.] Implications of press spokesperson Larry Speakes' comment for both Marcos and Aquino considered. United States policy said already determined despite whatever evidence of vote fraud Senator Richard Lugar will present President; Lugar recalled heading United States monitoring team.

Donaldson, Sam;
Jennings, Peter;
Laurie, Jim

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