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Philippines / Elec. #308605

CBS Evening News for Friday, Feb 07, 1986
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(Studio: Dan Rather) CBS News analysis of Philippines election so far between Corazon Aquino and Ferdinand Marcos outlined; number killed so far in election-day violence and extensive vote fraud noted.

(Manila, Philippines: Bill Redeker) Efforts of Aquino supporters and poll watchers to counter widespread vote fraud and corruption described, shown. [Senator Richard LUGAR - fears implications of delayed counting.] Ballot box thefts and related violence detailed, shown. Govt.-controlled TV stn.'s reporting of alleged landslide for Marcos and lack of coverage of violence and incidents of fraud demonstrated.

(San Francisco East, Philippines: Bob Faw) Violence and fraud in rural areas examined; scenes shown. Govt.'s history of intimidating voters in such regions &their importance to Marcos in current election considered. [Aquino supporter Clemente APUAN - describes terrorization of village last night.]

(Studio: Dan Rather) [AQUINO - claims victory; hopes for peaceful transition of government soon; cites evidence of vote fraud and terrorism precluding conceding Marcos victory; explains her attitude toward own safety.] Marcos' refusal to be interviewed mentioned.

Faw, Bob;
Rather, Dan;
Redeker, Bill

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