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Philippines / Elec. #100882

ABC Evening News for Tuesday, Feb 11, 1986
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Contd. lack of resolution in Philippines election noted; opposite claims of government election commission and independent organization on vote tally for Ferdinand Marcos versus Corazon Aquino listed on screen.

(DC: Sam Donaldson) White House said apparently having formed own opinion before briefing by United States team that observed Philippines election regarding widespread vote fraud. [Senator Richard LUGAR, Representative John MURTHA - disagree on White House's premature statement] [January 26, 1986, courtesy "This Wk.", chief of staff Don. REGAN - explains administration policy on relations with govts. elected by fraud; cites Angola as example] Admin. statement on fraud in Philippines election quoted on screen. [Senator John KERRY - feels need to support proponents of democracy in Philippines.] President Reagan said sending envoy Philip Habib to Philippines.

(Manila, Philippines: Mark Litke) [AQUINO - warns United States not to support failing dictator in its own ints.] Growing anti-US sentiment as result of perception of United States as Marcos' supporter discussed; scenes shown. [MARCOS - calls for stable relations with US.] Marcos said allegedly offering advisory post to Aquino.

Donaldson, Sam;
Jennings, Peter;
Litke, Mark

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