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Panama / Elections #327271

CBS Evening News for Friday, May 05, 1989
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(Studio: Dan Rather) President Bush reported appting. team of United States observers to monitor Panama's elecs. Report introduced.

(Panama City, Panama: Juan Vasquez) Bush reported asserting that General Manuel Noriega will attempt to steal election for man he is supporting; cand. Carlos Duque discussed. Anti-US demonstrations noted hallmark of campaign [Pro-Noriega candidate Aquilino BOYD - comments.] Noriega reported claiming that US is planning invasion of Panama. Polls noted indicating that opposition is winning. [Opposition candidate Ricardo ARIAS CALDERON - says thousands of dead voters remain on electoral register.] Former presidents Gerald Ford and Jimmy Carter reported heading delegation of observers. [Opposition cand. Guillermo FORD - comments on election] Noriega noted remaining in control of Panama regardless of election outcome.

Rather, Dan;
Vasquez, Juan

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