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El Salvador / Elections #296065

CBS Evening News for Monday, Mar 26, 1984
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(Studio) Report introduced
REPORTER: Dan Rather

(San Salvador, El Salvador) Probable runoff election between Jose Napoleon Duarte and Roberto D'Aubuisson as result of yesterday's elecs. in El Salvador examined; Salvadoran electoral process explained. Elec.-day violence reviewed; films shown. Inability of many voters to participate in election due to bureaucratic chaos described. [US ambassador Thomas PICKERING - defs. extent of US participation in process.]
REPORTER: Richard Wagner

(DC) President Reagan's praise of Salvadoran election while also calling for increase US aid examined. [REAGAN - claims victory of freedom over tyranny in El Salvador.] Admin.'s praise of bipartisan United States election observers noted. [Representative James WRIGHT - considers election valid.] White House's original aid request of Congress and revised package outlined on screen, discussed.
REPORTER: Bill Plante

Plante, Bill;
Rather, Dan;
Wagner, Richard

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