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South Vietnam / Gen. Minh Candidacy Withdrawal #459453

NBC Evening News for Friday, Aug 20, 1971
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(Studio) General Duong Van Minh withdraws as South Vietnam presidential candidate; charges election dirty farce South Vietnam Vice President Nguyen Cao Ky's candidacy eligibility to be decided by South Vietnam Supreme Court this wkend.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(DC) Collapse of South Vietnam political order feared most by US; Ky and Minh could stage coup of President Thieu government; turmoil could affect United States withdrawal.
REPORTER: Robert Goralski

(Loma Linda, California) White House views Minh withdrawal as unfortunate, disastrous; hopes for re-instatement of Vice President Ky as candidate.
REPORTER: Herbert Kaplow

(Studio) Rumored President Thieu may call off elections; leave office after appointing replacement; call for new elections 3 mos. later.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

Chancellor, John;
Goralski, Robert;
Kaplow, Herbert

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