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Philippines / Elec. #101243

ABC Evening News for Wednesday, Feb 05, 1986
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(Studio: Ted Koppel) Conclusion of Philippines' presidential campaigns. with relatively small rally for Ferdinand Marcos noted; size of Corazon Aquino's rally recalled. Scenes shown. Govt. troops reported attacking motorcade of Aquino supporters and attacking NBC crew; details given, photograph shown. [Courtesy "Nightline", AQUINO - discusses possible consequences of her loss due to Marcos' election fraud.] [Courtesy "Nightline", MARCOS - is certain of victory; dismisses Aquino's warnings.] United States election observers, headed by Senator Richard Lugar, mentioned arriving in Manila today.

(Manila, Philippines: Jim Laurie) Possibilities for election fraud here explained, discussed; scenes shown. Votes promised by one Marcos warlord cited as example [Evelio JAVIER - denies use of intimidation.] [Father Harry SMITHIUS - notes intimidation conveyed by wealth of armed locals.] [JAVIER - claims love and affection elicits support for Marcos.] Other techniques used in election fraud described. [MAN - comments on number registered as living in one house ] [NAMFREL teacher Bong BERNAS - instructs poll watchers on techniques to monitor election] NAMFREL mentioned local election observers.

Koppel, Ted;
Laurie, Jim

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