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South Vietnam / Presidential Election #459305

NBC Evening News for Thursday, Aug 12, 1971
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(Studio) South Vietnam Vice President Nguyen Cao Ky warns of possibility of coup if President Thieu only candidate in South Vietnam president election.
REPORTER: Garrick Utley

(Saigon, South Vietnam) Vice President Ky urges South Vietnam Supreme Court to reverse decision disqualifying him as presidential candidate. [Vice President Nguyen Cao Ky - says won't mention coup because, if coup planned, don't announce it will be held tomorrow; doubts General Duong Van Minh has chance in presidential race against Thieu.] Minh threatens to withdraw if believes election unfair; US reportedly pressuring Minh to remain in race to avoid possibility of Thieu's re-election unopposed.
REPORTER: George Lewis

(Studio) United States South Vietnam ambassador Ellsworth Bunker in Washington, DC to discuss South Vietnam problems with President Nixon.
REPORTER: Garrick Utley

(DC) Bunker to return to South Vietnam to attempt to get South Vietnam President Thieu to run clean election, get General Minh to remain in race.
REPORTER: Herbert Kaplow

Kaplow, Herbert;
Lewis, George;
Utley, Garrick

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