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Philippines / Elec. #308208

CBS Evening News for Monday, Feb 10, 1986
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(Studio: Dan Rather) Philippines parliament noted not deciding outcome of recent president election; chgs. of extensive vote fraud by United States team monitoring election mentioned. Robert SHAPLEN - thinks Marcos will steal election] [MARCOS - responds to United States team's allegations of vote fraud.] [SHAPLEN - discusses implications of election for Marcos despite winning.]

(DC: Lesley Stahl) White House said operating on assumption Marcos will win election &retaining policy of United States aid to Philippines. [President REAGAN - claims United States will help; hopes both ptys. work together.] Reagan said praising elec. as indicative of 2-party system in Philippines. Fraud issue said secondary to administration; spokesperson quoted on screen. [Former assistant secretary state Richard HOLBROOKE - thinks White House stmts. are a mistake; explains.] Reagan's loyalty to Marcos compared to Jimmy Carter's abandonment of Shah of Iran. Senator Richard Lugar and his election observers said returning here tomorrow.

Rather, Dan;
Stahl, Lesley

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