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South Vietnam / National Assembly Elections #16910

ABC Evening News for Monday, Aug 30, 1971
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(Studio) President Nguyen Van Thieu candidates expected to win 90 seats in South Vietnam National Assembly when Sunday election votes counted; anti-Thieu candidates expected to win over 40 seats; film shows security precautions at Saigon polling places; 78.5% registered voters cast ballots.
REPORTER: Howard K. Smith

(Da Nang, South Vietnam) North portions of South Vietnam known as "I" Corps; anti-Thieu sentiment strong in "I" Corps area; anti-Thieu feelings often coupled with anti-Amism.; 75% "I" Corporation population are Buddhists; Buddhists fail to unite behind 1 set of candidates.
REPORTER: Irv. Chapman

(Studio) Elections in South Vietnam are counterparts to VNization.
REPORTER: Howard K. Smith

(San Clemente, California) Nixon administration officials view large voter turn out as endorsement of President Thieu's regime; successful elections to speed up US troop withdrawals.

Chapman, Irv.;
Gill, Bill;
Smith, Howard K.

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