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South Vietnam #218846

CBS Evening News for Wednesday, Aug 25, 1971
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(Studio) South Vietnam President Nguyen Van Thieu says president election to take place even without opponent on ballot.

(Saigon, South Vietnam) Film shows Thieu arriving for meeting with province chiefs, administration officials; Thieu met earlier with United States Ambassador Ellsworth Bunker; Thieu rptdly. orders Vice President Nguyen Cao Ky's name to remain on ballot despite Ky's objections; Thieu says election to take place as scheduled unless South Vietnam Supreme Court rules otherwise.
REPORTER: Peter Kalischer

(Saigon, South Vietnam) United States GIs ordered off streets due to rumors of possible coup against Thieu government; United States military jeep destroyed in hit-and-run bombing; restrictions on GIs to continue indefinitely.

Hart, John;
Kalischer, Peter;
Rabel, Ed

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