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South Vietnam / National Assembly Elections #218960

CBS Evening News for Monday, Aug 30, 1971
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(Studio) United States Ambassador Ellsworth Bunker meets with South Vietnam President Nguyen Van Thieu concerning South Vietnam National Assembly elections yesterday.

(Saigon, South Vietnam) Almost 79% of those registered voted in election; some candidates charge election rigged; anti-government candidates elected expected to be more vocal than before; President Thieu expected to point out high voter turnout as proof free, orderly elections can be held.
REPORTER: Phil Jones

(Studio) Nixon administration officials placing South Vietnam elections in best possible light.

(San Clemente, California) White House news secretary Ronald Ziegler says White House pleased by South Vietnam elections; officials privately point out higher voter turnout than in last elections; South Vietnam president election not expected to be contested.
REPORTER: Robert Pierpoint

Hart, John;
Jones, Phil;
Pierpoint, Robert

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